Pomona Award is named after the Roman Goddess of apples
and is presented by CAMRA to the person, place or thing
who has done the most to promote real cider or perry primarily
over the previous twelve months and secondarily, where there
is no outstanding contender in the last twelve months, for
receiving his award Mike said, 'I am very surprised to win
as I didn't even know I'd been nominated. It's really gratifying
for me and the team of people that put a lot of work into
being hospitable and encouraging more people to make cider.
I started producing myself in 1984, and it's great there's
been a renewed interest in real cider in recent years.'
Cider and Perry Committee also noted that while Mike's extensive
charity work, which has seen him donate significant sums
to development charities around the world was not a factor
behind his success in the Pomona Awards 2009, his willingness
to help others is nevertheless a key reason why he has contributed
so much to the cider and perry industry.
Newson, Vice Chair of CAMRA's Cider and Perry Committee
who presented Mike with the Pomona Award said, 'It is with
great pleasure that we have chosen Mike as the winner of
the Pomona Award 2009. CAMRA's Cider and Perry Committee
agreed there wasn't a more deserving winner to be found
in the industry and we hope he can educate and influence
cider and perry producing enthusiasts for years to come.'
the presentation was made, Mike's sister Hilary served a
delicious lunch which everybody enjoyed, along with a glass
or two of cider.
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