The only real way you can truly understand and identify various wine defects is to smell and taste them in person. Thanks to doctored wine samples, listen in as you get to know defects you hope you will never meet in your own winemaking.
Jef L. Stebben, an award-winning professional winemaker, has been in the wine industry since 1995. He has a B.S. in Fermentation Sciences from University of California at Davis and has experience working in all aspects of production with wineries ranging from one hundred to one hundred thousand cases. In 2002 Jef started Stebben Wine Consultants, a company that focuses primarily on the small Boutique Winery, filling a much needed demand for quality winemaking on a smaller scale. He currently resides in Napa with his wife and daughter. Jef’s two seminars: “Cleaning and Sanitation” and “Wine Defects” are available for sale as recordings.