Sammy MacNeice is a fourth generation apple grower and caretaker of the land in Co Armagh where apples are grown and pressed to make Irish cider by Mac Ivors Cider Co. It's here too where MacNeice Fruit operate its fruit processing company
We use our Traditional Dry Mac Ivors Cider for our Irish Mulled Cider Christmas recipe. This recipe has been tried and tested and loved by people sampling it at food fayres in the run up to Christmas. Get your Traditional Dry Cider and get a pot on the stove!
Our Vintage Reserve Cider is the only cider in Ireland's only craft beer calendar created again this year by our friends in Martin's Off-Licence in Dublin. December 6 is Vintage Reserve Cider Day in #madvent so get onto social media and tell us about your #madvent experience!
The orchards here in Ireland's apple capital are resting from November through to March as pruning season begins at Mac Ivors Cider Co. We go for a walk with Sammy who highlights how crucial pruning is during the dormant season.
The craic will be great tonight and tomorrow as Sarah and Greg are getting into the festive spirit as the Ulster Hall hosts the Belfast Beer and Cider Festival. Enjoy Mac Ivors Cider Co's great tasting Irish ciders. See you at the Ulster Hall.
Musicians and writers to enjoy our Irish Traditional Dry Cider at the John O'Connor Writing School at an evening of celebration which takes place at The Charlemont Arms Hotel in Armagh city tomorrow evening. Have a great evening everyone.
It's a great feeling when you pick up your Sunday Times and see Mac Ivors Cider Co Traditional Dry Irish Cider is recommended by the Sunday Times wine writer, Martin Moran and is listed Number Two on his list. Thanks Martin Moran!
The harvest is on everyone's mind right now so when journalist Eleanor McGillie asked if she could come and learn the art of the craft Greg absolutely said yes. Have a read of Eleanor's own experience of apple picking here in our orchards:
Did you see our very own Irish cider producer on TV on Monday night? The country is talking about it. If you missed it here's a run down of what Greg MacNeice was telling viewers from the heart of our orchards here in County Armagh.
YOU have no doubt seen Greg in the most unexpected of places over the last few weeks. If you haven't here is the photographic evidence. Our favourite cider maker is on billboards, bus stops and on the side of Translink buses showcasing the delicious apples grown at the orchards here in Ardress.
We are proud to be National Trust tenant farmers so we are very proud to have won a 2017 National Trust Fine Farm Food Award which was announced at Blenheim Palace at Countryfile Live 2017 for our Traditional Dry Cider and Medium Cider. Mac Ivors Cider is on sale in many of the beautiful National Trust cafes.
We all love a bit of country music so if you're a fan of Ritchie Remo you're going to love this food and music festival in Co Armagh. Come and join Sarah for some Traditional Dry Cider, Medium Cider and Plum and Ginger Cider. #followthefox
We love Instagram so this is right up our street. Sarah was delighted to be a part of #IgersDublinFest at The Tara Building for a fantastic display of images by the group Instagramers of Dublin. A very cool event - watch out for future exhibitions.
The Big Grill Festival is back in Dublin from August 17-August 20 - the ultimate international BBQ festival and competition and it's not to be missed. Sarah and Greg are heading to Herbert Park where you'll want to wash down your BBQ feast with a nice cool pint of cider.
As festivals go it couldn't get any better and we were there with our Grow A Pear - a Dry, Still Perry made from Perry pears harvested in Armagh in 2015. Hagstravanganza 2017 was immense and we are looking forward to next year already. Thanks to The White Hag Brewery team.
Belfast is buzzing with tourists so they'll love this Summer Beach Party which will give them a chance to experience our burgeoning food and drink scene. There's such a cool vibe in Belfast. Come and join us at the Twilight Market Summer Beach Party.
Roll on July 29 so we can go to Sligo for Hagstravaganza - a festival being run by The White Hag which attracts the best brewers from all over the world. We will be there of course with the cream of the hops as this two day festival prepares to kick off.
From Kentucky to Craigavon - Greg sports a new look for his pitch to a panel of independent judges ahead of winning Best Export Business Initiative at the ABC Business Awards 2017. From cowboy hat to black tie - what a fantastic achievement. #followthefox
Having celebrated his birthday this week, Greg is now off to Paris for a three day craft beer festival - Mondial de la Bière. So, hands up who wishes you were in Paris right now? We launched our Traditional Dry Cider in Paris on St Patrick's Day this year so it's going down a treat. Delicieux!