Another signal of the growing interest in cider making is the rise of formal and informal educational opportunities.
In the UK, The National Association of Cider Makers and (NACM) and the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) are creating a new General Certificate in Cider Making - the equivalent of an A level standard qualification.
In the US, the industry's trade organization has introduced its Cider Certification Program. This first ever cider accreditation program is designed for distributors, servers and others who are interested in becoming trained experts on all things cider.
And in Canada, university courses on cider and perry production are now finding themselves at capacity.
Additionally, informal education opportunities abound. One of the best examples is the Cidermaker's Tool Kit, a wiki crafted by the Northwest Cider Association.