20th May, 2016
Entries for the British Cider Championships, to be held in the Orchards and Cider Pavilion at the Royal Bath and West Show (June 1-4) have once again topped 500, reinforcing their reputation as the biggest as well as the most prestigious cider competition in Europe.
Every kind of cider, from every scale of cider-maker, will be represented in the Championships, ranging from ultra-traditional farmhouse ciders, through the new wave of artisan ciders, to the products of mainstream commercial cider-makers.
There is also another strong entry for the international classes, which will feature ciders and perries from as far away as the USA and Northern Spain. And, in order to ensure that the Championships reflect current trends in the industry, a class for the increasingly popular ‘fruit ciders’ has been introduced this year for the first time.