Jane Peyton named UK’s first ‘pommelier’

27th September, 2018 by Lauren Eads

Britain’s Beer and Cider Academy has named drinks educator and writer, Jane Peyton, as the UK’s first accredited “pommelier”, the name for a sommelier that specialises in cider.

Jane Peyton, the UK’s first ‘pommelier’

The Pommelier accreditation scheme was devised and taught by cider expert Gabe Cook, also known as The Ciderologist.

It was launched by the Beer & Cider Academy, based in London, in January 2018 and requires candidates to pass three courses before sitting an assessment where a range of different styles of cider are blind tasted and must be correctly described and identified.

Cider advocacy and the ability to match food with cider must also be proven.

The pommelier qualification is the first of its kind in the world and reflects the growing sales….

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