Below is Partial list of speakers and their presentations from past years seminars.
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Vincent Aliberti - (Atwater & Billsboro Wineries) Sparkling - Sweet Bubbles
Rachel Sawyer - (Young Sommer Winery) Experiences in Winemaking
Steve Lerch - (NYSAES) Grape Expectations
Elizabeth Burzynski - (Cornell PhD candidate) Acids and Wine Chemistry
Suzanne Hunt - (Hunt Country Winery) Impact of Global Warming
Megan Hall - (Cornell PhD Candidate) Sour Rot in the Vineyard
Steve DiFrancesco (Glenora/Knapp Vineyards) Concrete Egg Shaped Fermenters
Cortni Sthal -(NYSAESG) The Home Winemaker's Lab
Alex Miokovic - RAHW Experienced Winemaker) The Making of "Amber Wine"
Judy Kelly -( Level II AWS Wne Judge) Who's Judging Your Wine
Diane Schmitt - (Cornell PhD Candidate) Cleaning, Sanitation, and Safety Practices for the Home Winemaker
Staci Nugent, -(Winemaking Consultant, Cornell University) Top 10 List of Winemaking Secrets!
Ellie Butz - (Lallemand technical representative) The Use of Enzymes in Small Batch Wine Making
Jan Klepetzki, Young- (Sommer Winery) Winemaking Basics
Holly Howell -(wine educator) Methodology of Wine Judging
Past years speakers
Daniel Pambianchi spoke on "Tannins and Anthocyanins: Behaviors and Impacts in Wine". Being Italian, Daniel grew up in a culture of food and wine, where wine is always part of a meal. At an early age, he enjoyed helping his father make wine at home, and was always fascinated by what seemed magic of it all at the time. Perhaps that's why he chose a path of learning pure and applied sciences.
Daniel received his BA Engineering degree from McGill University in 1983, where he specialized in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has held various positions in his 20-year career in the telecom business, from product development to managing R&D teams, to launching network solutions that are part of today's communications networks.
Daniel's interest in wine continued as he resumed making wine at home while sharpening his winemaking knowledge and skills. He wanted to share his knowledge and experience, and in 1999 he published the first edition of his well-known book "Techniques in Home Winemaking." His book quickly became a best-seller and is currently in its third edition. He also published two other books: "Kit Winemaking" and the general interest book "Wine Myths, Facts and Snobberies."
But in 2003, Daniel wanted to pursue his dream of running a commercial winery. In 2004, he acquired Maleta Winery (www.MaletaWinery.com) in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario where he now makes award-winning wines from his 15-acre vineyard planted to vinifera varieties. His true passion, he admits, is sparkling wine: he enjoys making it, drinking it, talking about it, and writing about it, usually sharing it in good company with Italian food. And he is adamant about the best sparkling wines being crafted using the traditional method. In fact, if you visit his operation, the entire traditional method process is done by hand, including riddling, disgorging, and corking.
Daniel may be familiar to many of you. He has been a regular author for WineMaker magazine (www.WineMakerMag.com) since 2000 and serves as Technical Editor, and he also runs a small wine analysis lab for home winemakers (www.TechniquesInHomeWinemaking.com). Currently, Daniel is working on two other book projects: Wine Chemistry, and Wine Microbiology.