01 May 2014
Horticulture Wales is teaming up with supply chain project Cywain to offer growers, landowners, and other businesses interested in the hops and brewing industry the opportunity to join us on a study tour that will take in visits to one of England’s largest hop producers and a merchant that stocks the widest range of hops in the UK. The popularity of craft beer and micro-brewing has grown phenomenally over recent years – there are now well over 1,000 microbreweries in the UK, the highest figure for more than 70 years, with the number of breweries in operation almost double that of a decade ago.
24 April 2014
A North Wales dairy farm is launching its own funky ice cream brand next week. Chilly Cow will operate from a converted building at Stryt Fawr farm, Llanychan, near Ruthin. Initially, nine flavoured ice creams will be made from organic milk supplied by the farm’s herd of 80 Brown Swiss cows.  Inspiration for the name came from business owner Anna Taylor, who wanted to emphasise the brand’s “fun” credentials. “It’s modern, fresh and recognisable,” she said.    “But it’s also a name that, more than anything, people can have a bit of a giggle about.” Chilly Cow is being run as a separate venture from Stryt Fawr,
31 March 2014
Thirty three past and present Cywain clients attended the UK’s largest food and drink trade show. The Food and Drink Expo provides a platform for over 650 exhibitors from across the food and drink industry to launch and promote new products. Cywain clients were invited to attend ‘An Overview of the Welsh Food and Drink Stand’ by Total Food Marketing Mentor, Russell Ferguson. The overview provided an insight into the support offered by the Total Food Marketing team, along with stand presentation and dealing with trade enquiries. Cywain received great feedback from the attendees, Dave Everett from Home Farm said ‘I found
28 February 2014
On St David's Day a Gwynedd company will launch a brand new exclusive pure water, that has the perfect pH match for the human body. Fittingly for a day that celebrates St David, the patron Welsh saint  known as Saint Ddyfrwr, David the water drinker, Pant Du company owners in the Nantlle Valley will present to the world their own unique bottled water. The water travels through pre-Cambrian rock dating back 500 million years. A story that’s certainly worth telling explains Myrddin Davies, Cywain project Manager who has been assisting the company to ensure that the water reaches its niche market.   Keeping true to the purity
25 February 2014
A Llandundo fish merchant passed on his carefully honed skills to the culinary experts of tomorrow when he hosted a fish filleting masterclass at Coleg Llandrillo. Wayne Jones, of Mermaid Seafoods Ltd, shared his expertise and experiences from more than 18 years in the seafood industry with hospitality and catering students at the college’s Rhos on Sea campus. Wayne, who started working at the family-owned fish merchant when he was just 12 years old, was invited to the college by Cywain Fisheries, a Menter a Busnes added value project that raises the profile of Welsh fish. Students on the Pathways to Apprenticeships programme, an