Cornish Orchards enter the first Cider Championships in 200 years

Cornish Orchards enter the first Cider Championships in 200 years

This is a very exciting year for the team at Cornish Orchards as our Cider Team and Head Cider Maker Chris Newton, have entered into the Cider Championships 2018 which is making its grand debut at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show tomorrow.

This will be the first year the Cider Championships at the Royal Cornwall Show since the 1800’s. The October 1800 event, held at St Germans by the then Cornwall Agricultural Society, offered a five guinea prize to the person who kept the ‘best cyder apple orchard’.  The same prize was also offered to the author who demonstrated the ‘best cyder making method’.

The 2018 cider championships is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the best amateur and commercial cider makers from around Cornwall, as well as the rest of the UK and overseas. Cider making is a long-held tradition here in Cornwall and due to the popular demand of cider in the recent years, this surged the reincarnation of the cider championships. More than 120,000 people are expected to attend this year’s show and what better way to welcome these visitors to real taste of Cornish Cider.

Our team of Cornish Orchards Cider makers have entered a selection of ciders into several categories that will be judged against other ciders from around the UK and overseas.

Judging will commence on Thursday 7th June at 9 am with the prize ceremony on Friday 8th June at 11 am which will be presented by the President of the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, Sir Nicholas Bacon OBE DL.

Good luck to everyone entering. The Royal Cornwall Show will be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge on June 7th, 8th and 9th.

6th June 2018

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