Weekender: Annual festival to showcase export success of rhubarb gin
Wakefield is set to host a festival this weekend to celebrate West Yorkshire’s Rhubarb Triangle, which is an area that has recognised European Commission like Champagne, Parma Ham and Stilton cheese.
The rhubarb is forced in sheds located in a nine square-mile triangle between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell. At its peak, West Yorkshire produced 90% of the world's winter forced rhubarb and covered an area of about 30 square-miles.
Rhubarb has also played a major part in the success of gin in the UK over the last several years. ... For the full story register now for free or login below...