Thunder Bay woman named pommelier, or cider expert

Up North

Cider is becoming a more and more popular alcoholic beverage of choice and with increasing interest, comes more people devoting time and energy to learning all they can about it. Now, you can become a certified expert in ciders — like a sommelier is for wine. The term? A pommelier. A Thunder Bay woman is the first Canadian to be certified as such by the United States Association of Cider Makers. Jeannie Dubois had to do a lot of studying and complete online and written exams over the past two years.

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