Fermup The Fermented Food Podcast

31: Food Scientists, Wine and Beer

Join Branden and special guest Allison Wells as we talk fermentation and how one becomes a food scientist.

Show notes:

Allison Wells - Fermentation Scientist

Allison Wells is a graduate of the Purdue University School of Food Science. While at Purdue, she spent a summer working in France on a small, family owned winery where she helped with odd jobs and selling wine at the local farmers markets and wine shops. This experience sparked her interest in fermentation and a desire to learn more about microbiology and biochemistry. After graduation, she completed an internship at E&J Gallo Winery in their enology research lab. Allison was also awarded a two-year assistantship at Oregon State University, earning a M.S. in Food and Fermentation Science, with a focus on wine microbiology. Upon graduation Allison was hired by White Labs, a small yeast production company in San Diego. She spent three years as their yeast culture specialist, acting as a curator of over 100 yeast and bacteria strains, as well as directing the bacteria & wild yeast lab. Allison became an expert in native isolates and helped to discover Rogue’s ‘Beard Yeast’. She is currently working at a freelance fermentation scientist helping the local San Diego community to better understand fermentation, food science, and urban microflora.

Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation by Jamil Zainasheff and Chris White

Techniques in Home Winemaking: The Comprehensive Guide to Making Chateau-Style Wines by Daniel Pambianchi

Welcome to Temecula Valley Wine Country

[White Labs Pure Yeast and Fermentation](https://www.whitelabs.com/)

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