Meredith Collins, Ithaca, NY
Meredith Collins is the blogger behind Along Came A Cider
), where she has been tasting, photographing, and reviewing hard cider since 2013. In addition to managing her blog, Meredith has judged cider for the Good Food Awards, the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition, the Pennsylvania Farm Show, and the New York Cider Competition. She's completed Charles McGonegal's cider fault training; presented at Cider Con for three years; and taught classes on the cider business and America's cider renaissance. Her cider experience also includes two years in a cidery tasting room, writing for Cider Culture
, Edible Finger Lakes
, and other publications. Her volunteer work with cider includes Finger Lakes Cider Week as a social media ambassador, writer, and guest educator. Her training came first in fine chocolate, then in coffee and tea, and now cider. She is also a member of the first class of the Cider Certification Program by the American Cider Association.