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Space Still Available for CiderCon® 2023 Trade Show

By Woodley Smith | July 19, 2022

The American Cider Association is seeking vendors to join our CiderCon® 2023 Trade Show. CiderCon® is the premier conference for cider industry professionals in the United States, drawing around 1000 attendees annually and we’d love to have your company join us. Are you a business selling goods or services that would be beneficial to cidermakers?…

2022 Apple Crop Outlook

By Woodley Smith | July 12, 2022

It’s time once again to share what we’ve heard from extension agents and orchardists around the country about this year’s apple crop. Initial reports were taken in April with a follow-up from some folks in June. Dr. Nikki Rothwell – Michigan State University Extension April 27: We have had a slow start to spring here…

Why to Become a Certified Pommelier™

By Woodley Smith | July 11, 2022

There are a plethora of reasons why we think folks should become Certified Pommeliers™ but don’t take our word for it. Hear from some of our Certified Pommeliers™ why they decided to take the Certified Pommelier™ exam and find out how you can sign up for our next exam in Walden, New York on August…

ACA Launching New Digital Virginia Cider Trail

By Woodley Smith | July 6, 2022

Participants will be able to check in to participating cideries for a chance to win prizes including a cidery Airbnb stay at Chesapeake Bay On July 6, The American Cider Association, is launching a digital Virginia Cider Trail to encourage Virginians and visitors to explore the Commonwealth’s hard cideries and celebrate Virginia’s unique apples. The…

Cider Cocktails created by Jennie Dorsey

By Woodley Smith | June 22, 2022

Grapefruit & Sage Cidermosa Fill glass 3/4 with your favorite dry acid forward sparkling cider Shake and strain on top: 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice 1 oz. sage infused simple syrup 3 dashes bitters Garnish with grapefruit and sage Red Berry Refresher Shake and strain over fresh ice: Juice from 1/2 lemon 1 Tbsp strawberry…

ACA Members Raise Over $7000 for Berryland Cidery

By Woodley Smith | June 22, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that events hosted by ACA members raised over $7000 to help support the efforts of Berryland Cidery to rebuild.  Berryland Cidery is an award-winning Ukrainian cidery, fruit winery and meadery located near Kyiv. In March 2022 Berryland was bombed beyond recognition by Russian troops. Berryland’s owner and…

ACA Advocates for Ice Cider Standards

By Woodley Smith | June 21, 2022

The board of the American Cider Association recently send a letter to the L’Association des Industries des Cidres et Vins de fruits de l’UE (AICV), or the European Cider and Fruit Wine Association urging them to recognize the precedent for the definition of Ice Cider (Cidre de Glace) set by the government of Quebec, Canada.…

ACA Announces New Certified Pommelier™ Exam

By Woodley Smith | June 21, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce an additional opportunity in 2022 for folks wishing to take the Certified Pommelier® Exam. The exam will be held at the Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House in Walden, New York on August 18, 2022 starting at 8:30am. The Certified Pommelier™ certification was developed to move beyond a…

CiderCon® 2023 – Call for Proposals

By Woodley Smith | May 19, 2022

CiderCon® is the world’s premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community. CiderCon® 2023 will take place in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 – February 3, 2023. 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…

ACA Announces June Dates for Virginia Cider Ed Road Show

By Woodley Smith | May 17, 2022

The American Cider Association (ACA) is hitting the road to partner with Virginia cideries and chefs to teach food and beverage professionals about the diversity and versatility of Virginia hard ciders. Workshops will be held in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton during the week of June 6-9, 2022. The events will be free, but sign…