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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…

Member Access: Nielsen 2021 Off-Premise Trends Presentation

By Michelle McGrath | May 3, 2022

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ACA Announces Results of Inaugural Harvest Driven Cider Survey

By Woodley Smith | April 13, 2022

Cider is a beverage category, not a beverage style. This is a leading rallying cry by the American Cider Association, who recently released the results of their new annual survey looking at the segment of cidermakers making cider once a year during harvest season much like a winery.  The survey was undertaken in an effort…

VinoShipper 2021 Sales Trends Data

By Woodley Smith | April 13, 2022

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DtC Shipping Compliance: Get to Know the Basics Webinar

By Woodley Smith | April 13, 2022

Join us May 24, 2022 at 10:00am Pacific to learn the basics of direct-to-consumer shipping compliance! For many producers, direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping is top of mind these days, with ever-increasing consumer expectations for online ordering and shipping of just about everything — not to mention the pandemic’s continued impacts on the on-premise trade. DtC shipping…

Meet Your Board Member: Christine Walter

By Woodley Smith | March 23, 2022

Where do you work and what is your position? I am the owner and head cidermaker at Bauman’s Cider in Gervais, Oregon. I started the company in 2015, making cider on my family’s farm.  Tell us about your family farm/orchard. My Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth homesteaded the original property back in 1895, having come from…

Nielsen 2021 Data Insights Webinar

By Woodley Smith | March 22, 2022

Nielsen 2021 Data Insights Webinar – April 27, 2022 at 11:00am Pacific Join the ACA and Nielsen for a review of 2021 Off-Premise cider trends with Nielsen. Nielsen VP Jon Berg will share sales trends by packaging, flavor, style and region. We will also look at the insights provided by our newest report with Nielsen,…

Ekos Cider Business School March 29

By Woodley Smith | March 22, 2022

Our friends at Ekos are very excited to bring Cider Business School back for its third consecutive year! Join Ekos CEO Josh McKinney for an hour-long webinar exploring the state of the cider industry and providing a crash course on business management best practices. Attendees can expect to learn about: Technology adoption trends for cider…