A local Viticulture and Enology consultant, B. Alan Geddes began his adventure in the wonderful world of wine 19 years ago. His passion for making wine led him to educate himself in numerous Viticulture and Enology courses offered by University California, Davis. There, he became certified as a California State Commercial Wine Judge and now serves as a wine judge at the Orange County Fair, California State Fair in Sacramento, Lodi International Wine Competition and various wine events throughout California. He also works as a wine consultant for various wine distributors.
B. Alan is also a certified wine instructor and wine educator. He has taught wine appreciation through sensory evaluation specializing in French and Italian wines at UCLA Extension as well as other facilities throughout Southern California.
One of the first things B. Alan discovered as a wine maker is that you can only produce wine as good as the grapes you are given. So for him, it was a straight line to study and learn about the science of viticulture through the University California Davis. He then adapted their viticulture techniques to the various areas and different microclimates of Southern California.
The secret to understanding and enjoying the dizzying World of Wine begins with developing your own personal love of wine.