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Expert in Wine and Spirits Production, Winery and Distillery Design, Wine and Spirits Sensory Analysis

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Maine (ME)
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With extensive experience in a wide range of winemaking and spirits styles, expert welcomes the opportunity to discuss your project. From winery design to production to sensory analysis to problem solving, he has the knowledge to create a solution that fits his clients' needs. He has a strong education in winemaking having earned a MS in Food Science, enology specialization, from the University of California at Davis. After gaining experience in Napa with Pine Ridge Winery, Expert became assistant winemaker, then winemaker, for Chateau Morrisette in Virginia. During his time with Chateau Morrisette, sales and production grew from 18,000 cases per year to nearly 60,000 cases per year in five years. In addition, he co-designed a new award winning winery and greatly improved wine quality over a range of wines from $8 to $25/bottle. Expert traveled to Sichuan China to design and build a large new winery for CP Group of Thailand. There he proved that quality wines meeting world standards could be made in China. He moved to Long Island New York to be winemaker for Jamesport Vineyards, a small estate focused producer of quality wines. At Jamesport, expert streamlined the production process while creating wines that garnered the winery more awards and higher sales. Drawn to the startup winery/distillery environment, he managed winery design and production for Empire Winery and Distillery in Florida. This position enabled him to gain exposure to the practical side of still design and operation. Next, expert was winemaker and distiller for Nashoba Valley Winery in Bolton Massachusetts. Nashoba is a recognized leader in fruit wines and hand crafted spirits and this position has enabled Expert to gain greater insight into their production, marketing, and customers. Currently, expert is owner, winemaker, and distiller of his own winery/distillery producing fine fruit wines and a highly regarded gin

alcoholic beverage




distilled spirit






batch distillation




batch distillation


spirits production




distillery design





Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portland, Maine.

Often requested
with this expert:

Beer & Beverage Technology, Chemometrics & Multivariate...
Wine and Spirits Industry Marketing, Sales, and U.S. 3-tier...
Food Analysis, Flavor, Off-Flavor, dairy products, wine and...
Commercial Fruit Horticulture Specializing in Cool Climate...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1995   MS   Food Science/Enology   University of California at Davis  
1987   BS   Computer Science   New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  
1987   BS   Mathematics   New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2005 to






All aspects of business and production management for a premium producer of fruit wines and spirits.

2004 to 2005


Nashoba Valley Winery




All aspects of wine and spirits production from incoming fruit to distribution.

2003 to 2004


Empire Winery and Distillery




Winery and distillery design and winemaking.

2001 to 2002


Jamesport Vineyards




Complete control over all aspects of winemaking for premium wine producer.

2000 to 2000


CP Group/Chai Tai Winery




Winery design and winemaking for a startup winery is Sichuan China.

1995 to 2000


Chateau Morriestte Winery




Complete control over all aspects of winemaking for Virginia's largest winery.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Chemical Senses  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He was able to successfully complete winery design and construction, train staff, and make quality wine in a very short time period while working in China. All the while making the transition to a new culture and language.
  • Expert served as a business planning and technical advisor for a startup vodka distillery.
  • He provided spirits formulation (gin, vodka, rum, wines), technical consulting, and personnel training for a multi-product Bahamas based distillery.
  • Expert guided development of a startup vodka distillery from raw material selection, equipment procurement, technical training, to packaging.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Distillery expert needed for consulting on the start up phase of a craft distillery.
  • Expert in vilification for consulting on fruit winery design.
  • Winery expert start up for consulting on winery production bldg and equipment.
  • Alcohol distillation expert for consulting on vodka distillation.
  • Expert in vodka distillery startup recommendations for consulting on setting up a vodka distillery.
  • Expert in spirit distillation for consulting on rum making and alcohol distillery in the Cayman Islands.
  • Expert in distillery startups for consulting on a new distillery for alcoholic beverages.
  • Vodka expert for consulting on a new brand of vodka.
  • Whiskey expert for consulting on Gin, Bourbon and Whiskey Distillation.
  • Vodka distillery expert for consulting on Potato Vodka Distillery.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Winery operations expert for consulting on wine making and bottling.
  • Wine bottle expert witness for consulting on bottling of sparkling wines.
  • Wine and "expert witness" for consulting on needed to analyze wine spoilage loss.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2000   China/Sichuan   He completed design work, construction, supervised harvest, and made wines to international standards.

Market Research:
Have brought new wines and spirits from concept to production, blending, bottling, and sales.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Extensive experience equiping new facilities and interfacing with vendors of all winery equipment and supplies.


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