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Three Upcoming ACA Webinars

By Woodley Smith | March 16, 2023

The American Cider Association is pleased to share that we have several upcoming webinars in the next month and we hope you’ll join us at one or all of them. Read on to learn more about these webinars and to find links to register! March 22 – 11:00 AM Pacific: 3 Tier Beverages Dashboard Orientation…

ACA Welcomes 20 New Certified Pommeliers™ Following CiderCon® 2023

By Woodley Smith | March 14, 2023

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that twenty people have newly earned the title of Certified Pommelier™ as a result of the exam held at CiderCon® 2023 in Chicago, Illinois last month. It is the largest passing cohort of any Certified Pommelier™ exam to date.  The new Certified Pommeliers™ are: Ann Marie Thornton…

Celebrating Women’s History in the Cider Industry

By Woodley Smith | March 8, 2023

Happy International Women’s Day!  What is this day for? International Women’s Day is a day to bring awareness to the lack of gender equity on our planet. Where does the U.S. fall in gender equity progress? The gender gap in pay is one measure of dynamic inequalities–just last year, U.S. “women earned 82% of what…

Claude Jolicoeur Book Signing Events

By Woodley Smith | March 3, 2023

The American Cider Association is pleased to share that they will be hosting three book signing events in the Northwest with esteemed global cider ambassador and celebrated drinks author Claude Jolicoeur. Come to one of the events to learn more about cider and perry making traditions from around the world, take home a signed copy…

Open That Cider Bottle 2023 Prize Winners

By Woodley Smith | March 2, 2023

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are so ecstatic with the turnout for year two of our #openthatciderbottle celebration! Almost 100 posts from around the United States and from Canada, France, Japan, Spain and the UK! There were so many amazing posts and amazing cider bottle stories told that it made it really hard…

New Benefits and Webinar with 3 Tier Beverages

By Woodley Smith | March 1, 2023

The American Cider Association is dedicated to providing our members with valuable data they need to pitch retailers, investors and distributors. We are thrilled to announce an expansion of our data benefits through our new partnership with 3 Tier Beverages. The new dashboards will give the user more control over how you view the Nielsen…

ACA Now Accepting Speaking Proposals for CiderCon 2024

By Woodley Smith | March 1, 2023

CiderCon® is the world’s premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community. CiderCon® 2024 will take place in Portland, Oregon from January 16-19, 2024. We invite presentation proposals from qualified experts who meet the criteria of being able to educate cidermakers, apple growers, cidery owners, retailers, wholesalers, marketers and other cider industry professionals…

ACA Seeks Guest Country for CiderCon 2024

By Woodley Smith | March 1, 2023

CiderCon® is one of the most robust, diverse, thorough and connected professional cider conference in the world. We pride ourselves on being a host to international attendees year after year. The 14th annual CiderCon® will take place in beautiful Portland, Oregon from January 16-19, 2024. We expect well over 1,000 people to attend. We are…

March 24 Coffee Chat with Vinoshipper

By Woodley Smith | March 1, 2023

Join us March 24 at 9:30am for a Coffee Chat webinar with Vinoshipper! Vinoshipper Senior Analyst Taylor Harrison will lead us through a look back at their data from 2022 and also provide a quick snap shot of what they’re seeing at the beginning of 2023 with regards to sales, packaging, and demographics! Want to…

ACA Announces Release of New Certified Pommelier Textbook

By Woodley Smith | February 23, 2023

The American Cider Association is very pleased to announce the release of its new textbook for candidates preparing for the exam to become a Certified Pommelier™. Certified Pommelier™ is the second level of the ACA’s Certified Cider Professional program, the world’s most comprehensive and in-depth cider education program for beverage professionals.  “Cider is a broad…