WineMaker Workshop:Wine Component Tasting: Tim Vandergrift ’09


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Essential wine components such as sugar, alcohol, acid, tannins and oak will be served in doctored wine samples to all conference attendees to gain a better understanding how these components blend together to form a balanced wine. You’ll gain a great appreciation for your own personal preferences and get to know your own palate as you explore these components with Tim Vandergrift.

Tim Vandergrift has worked in the home beer and wine industry since the early 1990’s and has been the Technical Services Manager for Winexpert Limited, a kit manufacturer based in British Columbia, since 2000. His responsibilities at Winexpert include product development, quality assurance for raw materials, technical documentation, consumer education and translating winemaking protocols for home consumers. Tim writes the “Wine Kits” column in WineMaker magazine and blogs about wine kits on

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