The nation’s cider industry is booming, according to Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI). To help support the industry’s growth, the centre has brought advanced level courses of the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) into its portfolio of continuing education.
The advanced-level courses were unveiled Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 by the Cider Institute of North America (CINA) at CiderCon, an annual industry conference being held in Chicago. Brock University joined other CINA program providers, including Cornell and Washington State universities.
“This is a critical step in setting widespread industry standards for the rapidly growing cider and perry industry,” said Barb Tatarnic, CCOVI’s manager of continuing education and outreach. In addition to being the only Canadian provider of the CINA courses, CCOVI also provides analytical testing services to help cider makers deliver the best product possible.
Brock University will offer the following courses: Science and Practice of Cider and Perry Production; Good Management Practices, Safety and Sanitation of Cider and Perry Production; Essential Sensory Analysis of Cider and Perry; and Essential Laboratory Testing of Cider and Perry.
To find out more, visit brocku.ca/ccovi
Source: Brock University Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute February 7, 2019 news release