04 November 2010
Posted in THE NEWS - BRIDPORT NEWS & VIEWS
New regulations that set a minimum juice content for cider will benefit quality producers and protect the integrity of the category.
So says the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), which welcomed the rules that mean cider must have at least 35% apple juice content when sold in the UK.
Previously there was no minimum juice content level for a drink to be defined as cider. Products below the 35% level are classified as "made wine" and will be subject to higher duty rates.
The rules have been passed in Parliament via the Alcoholic Liquor Duties (Definition of Cider) Order 2010.