Sunday, 3 May 2009

New label

Heritage Orchard is ready to go...


I couldn't sleep yesterday morning. I think I'm becoming an insomniac - or maybe it's just the things going off elsewhere on the web, where someone with no integrity and too much ego is trying really hard to pass other's work off as his own and who truly believes that he is the sole arbiter of all things cidery....

So I got up and started to play around at producing the new label for our "Heritage Orchard" blend which is coming on nicely. This is the cider we made exclusively from the wide range of apples we collected from John Hempsall's Heritage Orchard last year.




Without wanting to sound immodest, I'm quite happy with it as a first attempt and it prints off really well. It needs a tweak here and there to comply with regulations, but otherwise it's good to go! I need to go round and see John first, and drop off a sample - if he doesn't like it or it doesn't meet his expectations, he might not want his name on it!

New kid on the block...

Due to a whole heap of unhappiness and unrest in the virtual-cider-world (see above), a number of key players have left the site about cider in the uk (which claims erroneously to be the "main body" representing cider makers and drinkers in the uk...). This has resulted in a new forum-based site being set up: http://www.ciderperry.co.uk/

It is very early days yet, but go check it out.



2 comments:

Karen and Mark said...

Very proffesional Ray, though I'd have to say it looks more like a bottle label than box/barrel. I'm not sure you need this much information on a bulk label, not many people will get close enough to read it. I prefer to go for something more graphic, with just the bare minimum information.

Ray and Gail said...

My aim was to kill two birds with the proverbial stone. The labels are large (140mm x 100mm) so the main info is clear. I wanted to get a bit more info on there so *if* someone asks bar staff (for example) for more info, at least there is a basic comment, or a bit more that can be added to a chalk board or web site. NB: At Reading, our cider carried the same name and description in the programme as last year I believe...? Certainly did on the website, although they were told different.