Forget fine wine, fine cider is here to take its place. With autumn officially here gone are those summer days. With it, many are looking for next seasonal beverage – and craft cider might just be the answer! With craft cider being the fastest- growing alcohol category, fine cider is increasingly becoming the first choice, which is obviously no surprise to us here are crafty nectar. Cider has had some bad connotations, since the production of cider in plastic litre bottles, you can’t help…Continue Reading “Can Fine Cider Replace Wine?”


  Welcome to Crafty Nectar the No.1 cider box to discover real cider.  Crafty Nectar has been created to connect people with exciting real cider that are made in the traditional way: no concentrates, no artificial flavourings It’s time to move away from bland, flavour free fizz and to something ambitious, delicious and craft-made. That’s why we provide real cider discovery in a box! This box has got some really special ciders, you will have the chance to try products from all over the UK…Continue Reading “Real Cider Tasting Notes | September Box”


This box has got some really special ciders, you will have the chance to try products from Cornwall,  Somerset and Herefordshire and every bottle has got a unique tasting story that you will love. For more information on the ciders that are in your box, have a read through the tasting notes on the next page. To be in with a chance to win a FREE box, don’t forget to share pics of your favourite ciders via Instagram & Twitter adding #Snapmycider   This Month’s…Continue Reading “August | Cider Box Tasting Notes”


Any student or rugby bloke will be familiar with the ‘Snakebite cider’ or its Northern counterpart the ‘Diesel’. Add beer, cider and you have got a classic Snakebite, perfect rocket fuel for a night on the tiles. Add blackcurrant cordial to the mix and you’ve got a refreshing Snakebite and Black that is the ideal partner in crime for drinking in the sun. Cider expert Gabe has taken the standard snakebite to the next level by using a craft beer and premium cider, mixed together…Continue Reading “How to Make a Posh Snakebite Cider”

5 Top Bloke Subscriptions This Father’s Day Father’s day is sneaking up on us, and if you haven’t thought about what to give Dad yet, not to worry because it’s not too late! Rather than buy him a gift he may only use once, get him the gift that keeps on giving. Try one of these subscription box gifts, he’s sure to prefer it to the bog standard best dad mug you get him every year!   Crafty Nectar A cider subscription is a great…Continue Reading “5 Top Bloke Subscriptions This Father’s Day”

Cider Cocktails What better way to enjoy the sunshine then with a good cocktail – and there’s no better cocktail than one with cider in! We’ve put together our top 5 cider cocktails that you have to try and can easily make right now! Who knew cider could be used in so many ways, impress your friends with these easy cocktail treats. Who knew mixing cider and honey jack daniels could work so well! We’ve chosen Little Pomona  for this exciting cocktail that is sure…Continue Reading “MUST try cider Cocktails you can make right NOW!”


Boy are you guys in for a treat this month. We have teamed up with some of the most respected cider makers in Herefordshire to help you discover what makes this county so highly regarded within the cider industry. Herefordshire is a county steeped in Cider and Perry heritage that sutterley sits just under the radar. It has produced some of the UK’s best cider makers such as Tom Oliver, Arfur Gwatkins and Ivor and Suzie Dunkerton Inspired by Herefordshire we have decided to put…Continue Reading “Special Edition: Herefordshire Cider Box”


7.2% ABV Dry Cider made in Herefordshire Little Pomona Cider was set up by James and  Susanna Forbes in 2014 in northern Herefordshire. The company was called “Little Pomona” after the roman goddess of fruit trees and Orchards. Three years on they are launching their first cider and they have a number of others still maturing in the wings. Thanks so much @LzbethP ! Very much looking forward to bringing the little lady down to you @homeofcider. Not long until your own orchard… —…Continue Reading “Cider of the Month: Little Pomona – Feat of Clay 2015 Vintage”

Discovering Somerset Cider with The Great Cider Adventure Company

Discovering Somerset Cider with The Great Cider Adventure Company  When someone gives you a call and invites you on a tour of some of the top cider makers in the UK it’s easy to clear your diary and make yourself available immediately. It’s not something that happens on a daily basis after all. I was picked up by Charlie and Virasha from Frome train station and was immediately presented with a brown plastic bottle that had a bold gold label that simply read  “Janets Jungle…Continue Reading “Discovering Somerset Cider with The Great Cider Adventure Company”

Tasting Notes: March Cider Box

It’s close we can feel it…..can you? Cider drinking weather is nearly upon us. I don’t know about you lot but the Crafty Nectar team has been staring at the window for too long now waiting for a glimmer of sunshine to allow us to get the bbq out. But with the Met Office predicting a warmer than average Spring I don’t think we will be waiting much longer. Hooray!!!! This month’s box has got some delightfully fine ciders, we have set up products from…Continue Reading “Tasting Notes: March Cider Box”