Join Us July 25th in London!

For the first time, the Certfied Cider Professional (CCP) Program is being taught in the UK! The world's finest cider education program will launch with a Level 1: Certified Cider Guide (CCG) classroom session and exam in the heart of London on Thursday 25th July. Leisurely run over the course of a day, this L1 CCG training has been developed specifically for those who work directly with consumers and trade customers, namely those working in retail and hospitality, importers, distributors, wholesalers and employees of cider producers. It is also the program for cider fans, aficionados and drinkers can showcase their extra weight of knowledge and passion. It is designed to enable participants to have a professional standard of knowledge and appreciation for different types of cider and how they are achieved, an approach to assessing cider and the different sensory qualities they have, and guidance on the best practice principles for serving, storing and selling.

Candidates will receive an email containing a downloadable study guide and a link to the online exam in advance of the workshop. The day itself will consist of a presentation of the materials from the study guide, with extra elaboration and, of course, the opportunity for questions. There will also be a guided sensory session of at least 3 ciders clearly demonstrating the key structural characteristics within cider, and utilizing a structured approach to their assessment.

The topics covered in Level 1: CCG are:

  • Apples, Pears and Orchards
  • Cider Production
  • Families and Flavour
  • Evaluating Cider
  • Keeping and Serving
  • Cider and Food
  • Social Responsibility

Event Timeline:

  • 09:30: Arrival and Check In
  • 10:00: CCG Presentation Part 1
  • 11:30: Break
  • 11:45: CCG Presentation Part 2
  • 13:15: Lunch
  • 14:15: Sensory Analysis
  • 15:30: Exam