Hire Your Own Winemaking Consultant08/15/2012
Chances are you have never thought about a winemaking consultant for your hobby winemaking. You should. It is cheaper than you think and the results can be amazing. Allow us to introduce you to our friend and winemaking consultant Shea Comfort.
Shea Comfort helped us start the MoreWine! brand starting back in 2000. That begin with learning the craft of winemaking through making a lot of wine over several years with an extreme attention to detail. If you know Shea you know what extreme detail means! Shea begin to do trial winemaking for Lallemand wines testing yeast strains, malo-lactic cultures, and additives side-by-side in controlled experiments. Shea left MoreWine! in 2004 to begin work at a commercial winery as the head winemaker. In 2007, Shea returned to MoreWine! to become the winemaker for our own winery, Olin Wines (www.olinwines.com). In addition to making our wine during that time, he researched and wrote most of the articles and MoreManuals! you will find on our site. Over the past few years Shea has been busy representing Lallemand at shows, talking at the Winemaker Conference and other shows, continues to make Lallemand's trials, and has worked part time with MoreFlavor! in consulting positions.
Shea also starated his own consulting business, as The Yeast Whisperer, a few years ago working with homewinemakers and small wineries. We love the name. In the past some customers have wanted something a little more – a consultation or one on one tutoring relationship outside the scope of what MoreWine! can offer. In its simplest form this can be one dedicated hour of phone time to ask him all your questions, a meeting at your home or winery, or an ongoing relationship to fine tune your winemaking skills over time.
If you are serious winemaker who aspires to really learn the craft of winemaking this is almost like cheating. We have never met anyone who knows more about winemaking and can instantly recall it on demand.
• Balancing/correcting musts pre-ferment
• Using oxygen to shape/structure wines
• Yeast & Bacteria pairing
• Improving fruit profile, colour stability,
overall complexity and positive mouthfeel
• Improving wines during ageing!
• Guided tasting trials
- Joseph B, Tacoma WA
- Casey Cobb of Wine Mosaic, Concord CA, www.winemosaic.com
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