Posts by Michelle McGrath

Our Executive Director Made Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List!

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact helenkanebaldus@gmail.com for follow up or images Article Link: https://www.winemag.com/content/40-under-40-2018-michelle-mcgrath/ Featured image by Scott McDermott Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast  Portland, OR [August 21, 2018] – The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is thrilled to announce that its executive director, Michelle McGrath, has…

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What is “DRY”?

USACM Board endorses dryness language Last summer we launched our Cider Lexicon project with the stated goal of creating tools that will help a consumer more easily find a cider that suits their flavor preferences. The first step in that project was our style guide, released last fall (the guide currently open for submissions–submit here). As…

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USACM Member Updates for April 2018

We know how important industry statistics are to you and the rest of the cider community. We’ve been busy working to bring you the highest potential possible from our partnership with Nielsen. We’re excited to have several updates for our members about this partnership: Nielsen is extending a special packaging design offer to our active members with…

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Exclusive Member Savings with Nielsen: Package Design Audit

Nielsen is extending a special packaging design offer to our active members with a multi-pack product (4- or 6-packs). This is an opt-in group study and therefore costs 90% less than an independent study. On top of that savings, as an active member, you will receive a $300 discount to participate. Contact Nielsen by APRIL 12 to sign up. This audit…

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Important Membership Announcement: Bylaw Amendments

This is a notice that the board will ask the membership to vote on suggested bylaw amendments at the next annual meeting. The vote shall take place during the annual membership meeting at CiderCon at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland at 9 AM on February 2, 2018. USACM’s bylaws have not been updated since…

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CiderCon Bonuses! Part 1

Like cider, CiderCon, is steeped in traditions. Somethings remain unchanged–our national Cider Share, our Grand Toast finale, our welcomed international cider making guests. But what are the bonus features for this year’s CiderCon in Baltimore? The following is part one of our bonus preview! We’ve added a VIP hour to Cider Share for distributors and…

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Cider Tax News

Federal alcohol excise tax reform is included in the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Beer, wine, spirits and cider all benefit. What’s in it for cider? The threshold for which a cider maker receives the “Small Producer Tax Credit” has been significantly broadened. Previously, you could only receive this tax credit on the…

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