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The Rising Sun played host to the annual Haddenham Cider Competition on Saturday evening, 7th March, when the Chowns family, with help from Lucie & Finn Reeves, presented no less than sixteen locally brewed offerings to a house full of willing tasters!

All tasting was conducted 'blind', with each cider presented in turn in identical miniature shot glasses, one brew at a time. This provided just enough of each lovingly crafted liquid to provide a meaningful taste and visual experience without our loyal band of judges ending up sloshed by the end of the evening!

Luke Chowns and Finn Reeves took responsibility for inputting the collective feedback sheets into the spreadsheet, while Tim & Emma Chowns, with the capable assistance of Lucie Reeves, delivered the apple-derived nectar to the waiting audience of expert tasters.

And the winner is ...

After careful number-crunching, the final results for 2020 were:

3rd prize — Georgina with her 'D&G'
2nd prize — Dick Marshall with his 'It Could Be This One'
1st prize — Steve & Bobby with their 'Pansy Cottage'

Steve and Bobby get to retain the coveted Wassail Cup for the next 12 months — congratulations to them.

Sincere thanks go to Tim Chowns and his team who worked tirelessly throughout the evening to fetch and carry tasting samples, collate all the scores and hold the whole event together — a fantastic job!

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