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CiderCon® Early Bird Registration Extended

By Woodley Smith | October 19, 2021

Who needs some good news? Yes, Mercury is no longer in retrograde. But that’s not our news. We know our members are busy making cider right now, so we’ve decided to extend early bird CiderCon® 2022 registration pricing until Halloween. We can’t wait to see all of you for our beloved CiderCon® in Richmond, Virginia…

CiderCon 2022 Registration Now Open

By Woodley Smith | October 5, 2021

The American Cider Association Presents CiderCon® 2022 in Richmond Virginia! February 1-4, 2022 The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that registration is now open for CiderCon® 2022! We are thrilled to be planning to gather in person in Richmond, Virginia from February 1-4, 2022. Register before October 31 to lock in early bird…

CiderCon 2022 Tasting Sessions

By Woodley Smith | October 4, 2021

We are thrilled to offer several tastings at CiderCon® 2022! Seating is limited in CiderCon® workshops, including tastings. Read our full Health & Safety Guidelines. Sign-up for tastings available during registration. Fruited Ciders: Beyond the Apple Moderator: Christine Walter  Price: $8  Thursday 10:30-11:30 Fresh, frozen, puréed, essenced? Before, during, after? Answers to all of your questions,…

New and Updated Cider Share Returns to CiderCon!

By Woodley Smith | October 4, 2021

CiderCon® is thrilled to present an in-person conference and trade show in Richmond, Virginia from February 1-4, 2022 for American Cider Association members. Our beloved welcome reception, Cider Share, is also back!  There are two Cider Share receptions on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, a 4:00pm salon and 6:00pm salon. Tickets to Cider Share will be…

Take the Certified Pommelier Exam at CiderCon 2022!

By Woodley Smith | September 28, 2021

WHAT IS THE CERTIFIED POMMELIER™ EXAM? American Cider Association’s mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf. One way to fulfill this mission is through the Certified Cider Professional Program–a program aimed at educating the front-line…

Certified Pommelier Exam Member Discount Code

By Woodley Smith | September 28, 2021

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Quarter 2: A Year After The Great Stockpile

By Michelle McGrath | September 23, 2021

Included in your benefits as an active member of the American Cider Association are quarterly market trend reports that break cider out into regions, packaging type, flavor, draft and more. Today we are releasing the Quarter 2 data provided through our partnership with Nielsen. Year over year comparisons for the second quarter of 2021 are…

Download Nielsen 2021 Quarter 2 Reports

By Woodley Smith | September 23, 2021

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CiderCon® 2022 Will Feature Four Virginia Cider Tours

By Woodley Smith | September 22, 2021

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Virginia Wine Board and Virginia Association of Cider Makers there will be four tours available for attendees of CiderCon® 2022. The tours will feature Albemarle County, Nelson County, the Northern Shenandoah Valley, and Richmond’s Jackson Ward.   Albemarle County Tour Located in the…

ACA Announces Diane Flynt as CiderCon® 2022 Keynote Speaker

By Woodley Smith | September 1, 2021

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that award winning cidermaker Diane Flynt will be the keynote speaker at CiderCon® 2022 set to take place in Richmond, Virginia from February 2-4, 2022. Her keynote presentation will highlight the history and legacy of southern apples and cider. There are many lessons that can be learned…