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Next Certified Pommelier™ Exam Will Be At CiderCon® 2023

By Woodley Smith | August 15, 2022

TAKE THE CERTIFIED POMMELIER™ EXAM AT CIDERCON® 2023! Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development in the cider industry? Already passed the Certified Cider Professional Level 1 Certification and looking for that next challenge? Now’s your chance! The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that the next Certified Pommelier™…

ACA To Hold August 18 Certified Pommelier™ Exam in New York

By Woodley Smith | August 2, 2022

The American Cider Association (ACA) will be holding their third Certified Pommelier™ exam of 2022 in Walden, New York on August 18 at the Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House. Cider’s popularity has dramatically increased in the last several years, but that doesn’t mean the food and beverage community understands this exciting beverage category. That’s why…

ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™

By Woodley Smith | July 27, 2022

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that for the second time in 2022, nine people have passed the Certified Pommelier™ exam. The exam was held June 20 in Seattle, Washington at Seattle Cider Co. The new Certified Pommeliers™ are Sara Cravens of 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Nick Hill of Puget Sound Cider Co., Timothy…

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.…