You can vote for three different ciders (one for each class) or if you have one firm favourite you can just use one vote. The National Fruit Show’s cider competition is kindly sponsored by crop nutrition company Engage Agro-Europe (EAE) who are experts in apple tree nutrition – they help those apples taste a little bit better in the bottle. With the same passion for taste that marks out cider lovers, Engage Agro Europe focus on nurturing cider apple trees to optimise their full potential. This means the trees and their harvested apples provide cider drinkers with the liquid gold they’re looking for. The winning cider producer in each of our three classes will receive £100 and a trophy (to be held for one year), plus a prestigious winners logo to use on their website, label or packaging. When we have collated all the nominations, the most popular ciders in each class will go through to our panel of enthusiastic cider drinkers and experts for independent tasting and judging. Judging takes place on the 22nd September 2021, Voting closes on 1st September 2021. *Each vote will go into a Prize Draw and one lucky winner will win a case of their favourite cider.
Dr David Pennell Chair of juice judges
Colin Corfield Judge
Joanna Wood Judge
Sarah Calcutt Judge
John Guest Judge