Tuesday 26 April 2005 6.48pm
I'm so excited, I would appreciate it if someone would help divert me.
It's the Big Apple coming up and some of SE1's finest urban artisan cidermonkeys will be swooping on Herefordshire to enter their nectar into a blind tasting battle against the finest that the Three Counties have got to offer. (Trans: shambolic, but lovely, glamorous, and well-meaning, virgin SE1-ers enter a cider competition against people who know what they're doing and have done it in their sleep since they were foeti).
There are half a dozen classes to enter (of which I reckon we'll be lucky to have different enough ciders to enter two or three between all of us), and I think about 5 or 6 of us are entering in total. I've no idea how many "real" contenders will enter, but it should be pretty much all the professional producers in the area, as well as plenty of farmers who make a few barrels, and presumably a few people like us who do a few gallons with friends as a hobby.
Would anyone like to price up this epic David v Goliath battle?
[I would entirely encourage people offering wagers of a non-cash variety. Funnier the better. You could also just post if you want to make a harmless forfeit bet with yourself that you don't mind making public, e.g. I'll clean the bathroom this week/month/year if anyone from the SE1 posse win anything.]
[Obviously please don't suggest anything that will get James into trouble for naughtiness on the website]
...if you press it, they will come.