Brent Trela, Texas Tech University

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Dr. Trela is an enology specialist and was a Professor of Enology at Texas Tech University (2007-2013) and an Extension Enology Specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension. Education: Ph.D., Biotechnology, Suranaree University of Technology (2006). M.S., Food Science, University of California, Davis (1996). B.S. & B.A., Chemistry, The Evergreen State College (1992). He has taught and developed V&E curriculum at the University of California-Davis, Plumpton College and the University of Brighton in the U.K. and Texas Tech University (  In addition, he has produced award winning wines in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia and served as a senior advisor to the USDA in Armenia and the World Bank in the Republic of Georgia ( Dr. Trela has extensive international experience in enology research on wine stabilization and the evaluation and improvement of wine sensory attributes, winery practices, and wine business. Dr. Trela is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.