win a free 5L demi-john of Somerset Cider Vinegar
delivered to your home, just demonstrate your knowledge of cider
apples by telling us which of the traditional varieties listed in
the picture does not originate from Somerset?
page with your answer. Winner will be drawn on 21st February, judge’s
decision is final. Competition is open to UK mainland addresses
only, excepting Scottish highlands.
has been part of the fabric of life in Somerset and parts of the
West Midlands for centuries. Cider varieties of apple have been
bred specifically for these regions. Roman and Norman invaders had
both added to the original reservoir of fruit stock.
Somerset labourer’s wages (or part of them) were paid in cider
in until the Truck Act of 1887. For many people in the South West
believed that cider had a religious significance and many of the
keenest makers were monks. It was not unusual for babies to be christened
in cider until the 15th century.