Big Apple Cider Trials took place in Putley over the Bank
Holiday weekend and cider makers from Ross Cider & Perry
Co were delighted with their results. Proprietor of Ross
Cider, Mike Johnson not only won first place with his medium
dry cider, which I hasten to add is really delicious, he
was placed third with his dry perry and then judged overall
champion of the event.
Edwards also did well at the Big Apple event. Last year,
John's dry perry was placed second, but he bettered that
this year by winning first place. Well done John! The good
news didn't stop there however, as Gabe Cook was awarded
second place for his medium dry cider and third place for
the dry cider. Not bad at all for somebody who has only
been making his own cider for three years.
is the fourth time in the nine years that the Big Apple
has been running that the beautiful trophy has been awarded
to Ross Cider & Perry CO and we went along to Broome
Farm to congratulate the winners and talk to them about
their achievements. You can see what they had to say in
the WNTV News sequence below.