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Cider And Cheese Pairings For Any Occasion

A technique review in honor of #WineAndCheeseDay It’s a perfect summer morning in the Pacific Northwest. As I stroll into work my mind wanders. Stopping for a shady moment under an apple tree heavily weighted with delicious glowing orbs I am suddenly struck with the desert island question. What drink would I take with me?…

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2019 USACM Board Election Results

Cider Association Elects 2019 Board of Directors Paul Vander Heide of Michigan Reelected as President Portland, OR (February 8, 2019) –The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) elects a new slate of directors and officers each year during its annual meeting which takes place during CiderCon – the industry conference for USACM members held…

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PRESS RELEASE: USACM Announces Certified Pommelier Objectives

United States Association of Cider Makers michelle@ciderassociation.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The beer, wine and spirits industries all have recognized certification programs designed for food and beverage professionals. The hard cider industry has had its own version—the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program—since 2016 through the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). Until recently, the CCP…

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CiderCon Contest!

How does a cider vacation sound? Pretty good? Well, here is a chance to go on one for FREE! To enter, simply book your room for CiderCon 2019 in Chicago at the Hilton by January 18! GRAND PRIZE: We’re giving away “The Ultimate California Cider Vacation” to one lucky winner to attend CiderCon 2020 in California.…

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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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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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USACM gained non-profit status in 2014. Right at the get-go, we adopted a structure to support the diversity of our membership

By Bruce Nissen, Board President, bruce@ldbbeverage.com USACM gained non-profit status in 2014. Right at the get-go, we adopted a structure to support the diversity of our membership: (1) Tiered membership levels based on annual production. (2) Board seats carved out for geographical regions and for large producers. Our board functions with 11 seats: five are…

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