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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.
He writes the "Varietal Focus" column in every issue of WineMaker.
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 for many wineries, including Bonny Doon and Bodegas Salentein (in Argentina). She is currently the winemaker for Garnet Vineyards.
Wes is a consulting winemaker and brand ambassador for J. Wilkes Wines and was previously the winemaker and vineyard manager of Clos Pepe Vineyards in Lompoc, California. Michael Cervin of Decanter Magazine recently declared Wes one of the most influential winemakers in the United States.
He has been helping home viticulturists grow grapes for nearly two decades as teh author of WineMaker's "Backyard Vines" column.
Before retiring in 2017, Bob was a partner in The Beverage People, a home winemaking shop in Santa Rosa, CA, and prior to that was a and has tended his own vineyard since 1999. He studied chemistry at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA.
Bob is the author of our "Techniques" column in every issue of WineMaker, frequent feature contributor, and has been the technical editor of the magazine since 2017.
Alex Russan is the owner and winemaker of Metrick wines (www.metrickwines.com). Fascinated by uncommon grapes, unheard of regions, and diverse winemaking techniques, he also scours the Iberian peninsula for unique wines for his Spanish wine import company and label of barrel selected Sherries, Alexander Jules (www.alexander-jules.com).
He has authored the "Advanced Winemaking" column since 2017 and frequently writes features for WineMaker as well.
Dominick has been making wine at home since 2008. He has a home vineyard at his Hudson Valley, New York home that now encompasses 120 vines comprised of six varieties of hybrid and native grapes and two varieties of table grapes.
He is a frequent feature contrinutor to WineMaker.
Jeff Shoemaker has been making wine since 2009. His interest in all things wine began when he and his family moved into a late 1800s home in Freedom, Pennsylvania, which had a row of old-vine Concord grapes growing on the property. He has since planted a vineyard he calls Le Chateau Poni and primarily makes wine from fruit he can grow and harvest locally.
Jeff is a frequent feature contributor to WineMaker
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 of feature articles for WineMaker.