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Chance to have your say on county’s top tastes
7:38am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
FOOD lovers can have their say on top-quality Yorkshire food and drinks in a new award sponsored by The Press.
Deliciously Yorkshire’s Public Vote awards will be decided by visitors to the York Food and Drink Festival, which opens this weekend.
Three categories cover drinks, bakery and dairy products, and free tasting sessions mean members of the public can try each of the entries and make their vote count in the awards.
Festival director Michael Hjort said: “It’s a great opportunity to give your opinion on some of the best Yorkshire food around, and it’s an opportunity to be involved with some very prestigious awards.
“We are delighted to work with The Press on this as well.”
The tasting session for the drinks category is tomorrow, from 6pm to 8pm in the festival workshop in St Sampson’s Square, with competitors including Treboom Brewery from Shipton-by-Beningbrough, SloeMotion in Barton-le-Willows, and the Wold Top Brewery from Driffield.
Treboom director Jane Blackman said they were excited to see the public vote for their beers.
“We are really excited by the idea of the public vote. When we first started making beer, we wanted to make something people enjoyed so if the public vote for it that’s a high accolade.”
On Tuesday the second tasting session, for bakery and dairy competitors, will be from 6pm to 8pm in the same venue.
Entry is free but spaces are available to reserve in advance from yorkfoodfestival.com
Some may be available on the door.
The awards will be presented at Deliciously Yorkshire’s awards ceremony at the National Railway Museum on September 25.
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