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Chik is the Winery Manager and Winemaker for the University of California at Davis and previously worked as the Production Lab Manager at Woodbridge Winery on Lodi.
In the 2011 Dec/Jan Issue, he writes the "Varietal Focus" column on Colombard on p.27 and a feature story on rosé on p.44.
Shea is a winery consultant whose fascination with fermentation began when he received a homebrewing kit for his birthday many years ago.
Now, he works with startup wineries - both amateur and commercial - advising them on many aspects of winemaking, including yeast handling and wine aging. His website can be found here and in the 2010 Oct/Nov issue he describes how to create a balanced must.
Alison is our very own "Wine Wizard" and has answered hundreds of questions from readers in her regularly running column, which she has collected for her book, "The Winemaker's Answer Book."
She holds a degree in Enology from the University of California at Davis and has worked from many wineries, including Bonny Doon and Bodegas Salentein (in Argentina).
Greg began homebrewing in 1995 while working toward his degree in microbiology at Oregon State University.
Following college, he brewed professionally for 5 years in Hood River, Oregon and Seattle. In 2000, he joined the staff at Wyeast Labs as a microbiologist and has managed the QC/QA Department since 2005.
On page 30 of the 2010 Jun/Jul Issue, he explains the basics of wine yeast nutrition and how to use yeast nutrients in home winemaking.
Sigrid is the Technical Support Manager on North America for Lallemand Inc., a manufacturer of dried yeasts and other winemaking materials.
She has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from McGill University in Montréal and has worked for Mosti Mondiale, a kit and fresh juice supplier. She has also worked for Pelee Winery in Ontario, and in the 2010 Feb/Mar Issue of WineMaker writes about stuck and sluggish fermentations on p.26.
Wes is the winemaker and vineyard manager if Clos Pepe Vineyards in Lompoc, California, where he grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes.
This past year he wrote about growing grapes in our blog, "A Year in the Vineyard." He also writes our regularly running "Backyard Vines" column and you can find his feature story on planning a home vineyard on p.34 of the 2010 Apr/May Issue of WineMaker.
Steve has been making wine and winemaking equipment for nearly 5 years, based on information from professional and home winemakers alike.
On page 40 of the 2011 Feb/Mar Issue, he explains how to assemble and use a vacuum racking system that will move wine from vessel to vessel.
Tristan is the manager of MoreWine! in Concord, CA, runs the testing lab there, and is the assistant winemaker for their onsite commercial winery.
He is also a member of WineMaker's Review Board and will be running our pre-conference Winemaking Boot Camp at the 2011 WineMaker Conference in Santa Babara, CA.
Jack enjoys making wines from a huge variety of edible plant growing in nature.
Many winemakers are familiar with Jack through his website, The Winemaking Home Page. He is a frequent contributor, including "Stone Fruit Wines" in the 2010 Jun/Jul Issue and an article on sparkling country wines in the 2010 Aug/Sep Issue on p.24.
Ed established his Woods Wine Backyard Vineyard Consulting business to consult with people in the Finger Lakes and Western New York regions on how to set up and maintain backyard vineyards.
On page 34 of the 2011 Feb/Mar Issue, he explains how to plan for and install a cold climate backyard vineyard.
Daniel is the General Manager of Maleta Estate Winery in Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario and the author of the book, "Techniques in Home Winemaking".
He is also our Technical Editor and writes the "Techniques" column for us. See his latest installment on getting wines ready for competition in the 2011 Dec/Jan Issue.
Tim is a frequent contributor to the magazine, specializing in discussions on wine varietals.
He freelance writing career over the last 3 decades has focused on wine and spirits, which he pens from his home in Berkeley, CA.
In the 2010 Oct/Nov Issue he tackled the king of the wine world - Cabernet Sauvignon - and describes the factors that put Cab on top.
Bob is a partner in The Beverage People, a home winemaking shop in Santa Rosa, CA and has tended his own vineyard since 1999.
He studied chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA and has been writing a series on wine lab techniques.
David is a home winemaker and backyard viticulturalist form Scenectady, NY. He has more than 17 years of experience in grape growning and has grown then in the cold weather of upstate NY for more than a decade, which he blogs about on his website.
In the 2010 Apr/May Issue of the magazine, he discusses protecting a northern vineyard from frost damage on p.42.
Tim is the Technical Services Manager for Winexpert and WineMaker magazine's regular "Wine Kits" columnist.
He is a frequent contributor to the magazine and also serves on our Review Board.