WSU Cider & Perry Production Course

  • 09 Oct 2017
  • 13 Oct 2017
  • Mount Vernon, Washington

This five-day course located in Washington’s Skagit Valley provides students with expert knowledge of cider and perry principles and practices. The curriculum includes information regarding cider culture, production, and business. Students of this course will participate in hands-on sensory demonstrations, laboratory exercises, and blending trials.

The course involves hands-on practical lab work, lectures, workshops, and cider tastings that include:

  • A detailed step-by- step guide to cider and perry production
  • An understanding of the chemistry and microbiology behind cider and perry
  • Practical training in the key skills of cider production and methods of laboratory analysis
  • Introduction to sensory analysis of cider and perry
  • Experienced guest lecturers

Optional Certification

  • For an additional $300, students may choose to register for the CINA Foundation

Certificate in Cider & Perry Production

  • The exam will be given the morning of Friday October 13th
  • Certification includes:

 Passing a 90-minute exam that includes 20 multiple choice questions and 15

short-answer questions

 A portfolio of 6 organoleptic (sensory) tasting evaluations to demonstrate a broad

knowledge of cider and perry styles and characteristics (this portfolio will be

prepared throughout the course)

More informationRegister Here


United States Association of Cider Makers is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 66483  Portland, OR  97290
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