Thursday, 8 April 2010
The Big Apple
Whatever fiscal follies come and go in Whitehall, people will keep making cider and perry, and drinking it - and judging it. On the subject of which, The 2010 Big Apple Cider and Perry Trials are almost upon is.
The big day this year is Saturday May 1, although you'll need to get entry forms in by about April 20 if you want to compete. The venue is the village hall in Putley, a Herefordshire village just north of Much Marcle which is surrounded by orchards. You can ride there from Ledbury if you fancy leaving the car at home.
The rest of the weekend is devoted to the Blossomtime celebrations, which means you can visit eminent artisan perry and cider makers like James Marsden at Gregg's Pit, enjoy the orchards and sample some of the best cider and perry around.
Visit The Big Apple website for more info.