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We Are The Champions!

We Are The Champions!

  New producers shared the limelight with old hands at this year’s Royal Three Counties International Cider & Perry Competition at the Royal Three Counties Show. Mattias Pihlwret took home the Best in Show trophy for Out of the Orchard’s Orchard Frog cider. While home to the National Perry Pear Collection, Hartpury Orchard Centre, where […]

All The Fun Of The Fair!

All The Fun Of The Fair!

A rousing cheese and cider matching extravaganza in Matt Slocombe’s Cookery Theatre and the People’s Choice award going to the festival’s newest cidermaker, Broadway Press rounded off a lively Cider and Perry Festival at this year’s Royal Three Counties Show. Festival manager, Lydia Crimp of Artistraw Cider once more crafted an engaging programme for the […]

Game, Set & Match

Game, Set & Match

Join the TCCPA for the second croquet competition honouring the memory of Jean Nowell on 20th July at 1pm, Eardisley Croquet Club. See if defending champion Max Nowell will retain his title as (inaugural) champion. As guests of the beautiful Eardisley Croquet Club, spend an enjoyable afternoon in the company of fellow members. If you’ve […]

Cider & Perry Competition Deadline Looms

Cider & Perry Competition Deadline Looms

Fancy joining the hall of winning heroes in the Royal Three Counties Cider & Perry Championship? Well don’t delay – closing date is Friday 7 June for registering your entries. Judging itself takes place on Friday 14 June, with prizes being given by famed orchardist, John Worle on the second day of the Royal Three […]

Education & Training Top TCCPA Plans

Education & Training Top TCCPA Plans

A strong roster of events and the launch of the Three Counties Jean Nowell Bursary Scheme were announced at the AGM of the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association in mid-January. The year-long events programme kicks off with a Q&A with Gordon Johncox, CEO of Aston Manor and chair of the National Association of Cider […]

CraftCon 2019 Shines Spotlight on Craft Cidermaking

CraftCon 2019 Shines Spotlight on Craft Cidermaking

The inaugural CraftCon, a conference on craft cidermaking, will take place at Pershore College on Friday 5 April. One of the key projects for 2019 announced at the recent AGM of the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association, the meeting will put the art and skill of craft cidermaking centre stage. Confirmed speakers in this full-day […]

Changing Faces

Changing Faces

The committee of the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association said goodbye to two of its longest standing members at its 2019 AGM in January. Between them Peter Mitchell of Mitchell Food & Drink and Helen Woodman of Gregg’s Pit had racked up decades on the committee. Peter had been the founding chair back when […]

Fresh look enables 2018 Cider & Perry Festival to reach new audience

Fresh look enables 2018 Cider & Perry Festival to reach new audience

Heritage, orchard biodiversity, the next generation of cidermakers, handmade bunting and the ever-popular Cider Bar added up to a vibrant revamp for the 2018 Cider & Perry Festival. Hosted by the Three Counties Cider & Perry Association at the Royal Three Counties Show in Malvern back in mid-June, thousands of visitors shared the wonders of […]

Local legend Albert Rixen scoops Best in Show at Three Counties

Local legend Albert Rixen scoops Best in Show at Three Counties

With over 20% increase in entries, the 2018 Three Counties International Cider & Perry Competition saw cidermakers young and old top the charts. Renowned writer and co-author of World’s Best Ciders Pete Brown announced the awards at the Cider & Perry Festival organised by the TCCPA at this year’s Three Counties Show back in mid-June. […]