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Taste of the West Awards 2013

Our Awards programme has been promoting and supporting the South West food and drink industry for 2 decades and 2013 has been one of the most exciting years yet!

Please click here to download our booklet of overall winners for 2013
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Champion Product 2013
Guanciale from Capreolus Fine Foods Dorset

"This really shone out as an extraordinary product that is beautiful in both appearance and taste; it has a strong West Country provenance combined with continental methodology which keeps it true to its roots. This company really cares about what they do. We are not traditional meat curers in this country but Karen and David Richards have perfected their craft. Capreolus Fine Foods are incredible innovators who truly deserve success." Mitch Tonks, Devon's award-winning chef, food writer and restaurateur, Champion Product Judge 2013.

Read all about the champion product judging process in this blog written by Charlotte from Manna of Devon.


sponsors 2013

Hospitality & Retail - the overall winners of each category are: 

Best South West B&B Hedgehog Corner, Devon
Best South West Cafe The Dorset Burger Company, Dorset
Best South West Dining Pub The Fontmell, Dorset
Best South West Restaurant Moorland Garden Hotel, Devon
Best South West Local Food Takeaway The Cornish Pizza Company, Cornwall
Best South West Butcher Walter Rose & Son, Wiltshire
Best South West Specialist Retailer/Deli Blue Quails Deli, Somerset
Best South West Farm Shop The Udder Farm Shop, Dorset
Best South West Online Retailer Wing of St Mawes, Cornwall


Product Awards 2013 - the overall winners of each category are:

Best of Bacon
Black Strap Streaky Bacon from Capreolus Fine Foods, Dorset
Best of Burgers, Faggots & Meatballs
Duck Burger from The Cornish Duck Company, Cornwall
Best of Cured Meat
Guanciale from Capreolus Fine Foods, Dorset
Best of Meat & Poultry
Free Range Duck Breast from Beech Ridge Farm, Somerset
Best of Sausages
Toulouse Sausage from Pork Heaven from Devon, Devon
Best of Confectionery
Strawberry & Balsamic Fudge from The Wonky Kitchen, Devon
Best of Dairy
Whey Butter from Keen's Cheddar Ltd, Somerset
Best of Cheese
Cremet from Sharpham Partnership Ltd, Devon
Best of Desserts
Sticky Toffee Pudding from Knight's Bakery, Gloucestershire
Best of Ice Cream & Sorbets
Blackcurrants in Clotted Cream Ice Cream from Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Wiltshire
Best of Sweet Preserves
Blood Orange Marmalade from The Artisan Kitchen, Gloucestershire
Best of Savoury Preserves
Apple Mint with Cider Jelly from Highfield Preserves, Devon
Best of Fresh Fish
Rainbow Trout from Stream Farm, Somerset
Best Fish Product
Manuka Smoked Salmon Pate from Mike's Smokehouse, Devon
Best of Sauces & Accompaniments
Moroccan Spiced Almonds from Filbert's Fine Foods, Somerset
Best of Ready Meals, Soups & Light Eats
Pork Rillette from Cornish Charcuterie, Cornwall
Best of Savoury Bakery
5-Seed Loaf from Ansty Farm Shop, Wiltshire
Best of Sweet Bakery
Organic Chocolate Torte from The Authentic Bread Company, Gloucestershire
Best of Non-Alcoholic Drinks
Real Devonshire Apple Juice - Cox/Bramley from Four Elms Fruit Farm, Devon
Best of Wines, Spirits & Liqueurs
Black Cow from Pure Milk Vodka Ltd, Dorset
Best of Beer
Single Brew Reserve from Sharp's Brewery, Cornwall
Best of Cider
Somerset Dabinett Cider from Perry's Cider, Somerset
Best New Product 2013
Fresh Wasabi from The Watercress Company, Dorset
Best Packaging 2013
Cave Aged Chutney from Hillside Speciality Foods, Devon
Best Local Food in Schools Award
Bridgwater College, Somerset
Carol Trewin South West Producer of the Year
The Watercress Company, Dorset

Product Awards 2013
Click here to download a full list of our Bronze, Silver and Gold award-winning products for 2013

Hospitality & Retail Awards 2013
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to download a full list of our Bronze, Silver and Gold award winners in all retail & hospitality categories