The great Heston taste off

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Great Malvern

Great Malvern decided to give Heston Blumenthal a run for his money when they organised a "taste off" between his mulled cider and Earl Grey and Lemon Gin.

The branch invited twins Alice and Phoebe Small, who work for Chase  Distillery, which makes the gin and Weston's which make the cider, respectively, to do a tasting in the branch and see who could sell the most products.

"The taste-off was great fun and created a lot of theatre" said Wine Specialist Alan Cole.

"The twins had plenty of sibling rivalry on who could sell the most".

In the end, Weston's won, selling 45 bottles of the mulled cider, compared to two bottles of gin.

Taken from Chronicle:  Volume 72,  4 January 2013

This page was added by Carol Hill on 09/01/2013.