GLINTCAP – What You Need to Know

Please read below for the latest updates on GLINTCAP 2021 from competition director Eric West including tentative scheduling for 2021 and how to submit your entries. Based on what is currently known about the pace of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US, the 15th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) will…

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Annual Membership Meeting Recording Available!

In the meeting, we reviewed last year’s accomplishments, took a look at our new strategic plan, and talked about our future activities to support the cider industry. You must be an Active ACA Member to view the Annual Membership Meeting. You can become a member or update your membership here. Check out the recording of…

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Exploring Diversity of Cider Profiles Through the Selection of New Yeast Strains

by Etienne Dorignac –Technical Manager, Fruit Fermentation #SponsoredContent by Fermentis Introduction Although the global cider market has been constantly growing over the past 15 years, , the growth rate has progressively  slowed down in the last 5 years. In fact, we see from the last data published (AICV) that the significant increase of consumption observed…

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CiderCon 2021: Sustainability Leadership Action Group

This CiderCon session will take place Thursday, February 4, Noon to 1PM PST. This facilitated Leadership Action Group breakout session begins the process of exploring the practices and metrics that are – or could be— the call signs of a sustainable cider enterprise and industry. This interactive session kicks off with a brief orientation on…

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Buy Cider Direct from CiderCon® 2021 Featured Speakers

While we may not have our normal tasting sessions at CiderCon® this year, you CAN purchase the ciders made by our wonderful speakers to sip on while you participate in a virtual CiderCon® from the comfort of your home. We’ve compiled this helpful guide (listed by session, cidery, and speaker) of where you can buy…

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New CiderCon Session: Fermenting with Quince

Was Aphrodite’s Forbidden Fruit a quince or the apple? She’s not talking, but cidermakers will be at CiderCon®! Quince a.k.a. Cydonia oblonga is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae. Quince is a ‘pomme’ fruit with the likes of apples, pears, and medlars. This golden pomme is having a renaissance of…

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