The ultimate accolade in cider advocacy, this qualification is the culmination of months of classroom and personal cider learning. This qualification offers recognition of a significant depth of knowledge of cider styles, category segmentation, cider & food matching opportunities, sensory analysis, off-flavour identification and judging methodologies.
You will become an ambassador with the knowledge, communication skills and, most importantly, the passion to inspire people to discover, respect and enjoy this revered beverage.
*** The Cider Foundation Course, Cider Advanced Course and How to Assess Cider Course must have been completed prior to undertaking the Pommelier Assessment***
The Pommelier assessment has two core components: the Portfolio of Evidence and the Interview.
Part1: Portfolio of Evidence (PoE)
The Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) is the opportunity for candidates to demonstrate they are the ultimate cider advocates. We want to see evidence that they are passionate, knowledgeable, engaging and proactive in their efforts to ensure cider is more widely understood, respected and consumed.
The PoE should forms two parts:
The applicant is invited to attend a face to face interview and is assessed via an evidence-based process against written parameters. The assessment will test all parts of the Beer and Cider Academy Courses and may include practical tests including identification of randomly selected cider styles and faults, category and legislation understanding and role play scenarios.