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Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation, April 24th - 28th, 2017
Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center
Mount Vernon, WA
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Cider & Perry Production - A Foundation, April 24th - 28th, 2017
Derived from the popular series by Peter Mitchell and taught by fermentation specialist Bri Ewing, 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.

Students will gain:
- A broad appreciation of the main styles of cider and perry, along with an understanding of the Cider Industry  including its historical development, its current position in the alcoholic drinks market, and its future development

-Knowledge and understanding of the main principles and processes of cider and perry production

-Training in the practical skills necessary to produce quality cider and perry

The five-day 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

-Information on the business of cider, taught by Marcus Robert of Tieton Cider Works

Optional Certification:
For an additional $350, students may choose to register for the CINA Foundation Certificate in Cider & Perry Production
The exam will be given the morning of Friday April 28th

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 (students will create this portfolio during the course)

Registration Fee: $1000  includes official manual, workshop notes, cider and perry tastings, laboratory instructions/supplies, lunch, coffee/tea. Registration is non-refundable after 12 hours of purchase. Cancellations may receive a credit for a course at a later date.

Dates: April 24th - April 28th, 2017

Times: 8:30am  5:00pm

Location: WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and       Extension Center
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

For more information, contact:
Bri Ewing
(360) 416-5208

Also, check out the cider apple orcharding class offered Saturday April 29th, 2017.



Washington State University Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center (View)
16650 State Route 536
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
United States



Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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SAMMAMISH, WA United States
Apr 18, 2017 10:37 AM
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SAMMAMISH, WA United States
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Poulsbo, WA United States
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Wellington, FL United States
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Everett, WA United States
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