Dr Rebecca Deed is a Senior Lecturer in Wine Science at the University of Auckland. Her research areas walk the interdisciplinary line between wine yeast molecular biology and biochemistry, analytical chemistry and sensory science to understand the mechanisms behind the formation and impact of key compounds in grape juice and wine. She is also interested in understanding yeast metabolic pathways that impact on aroma formation, fermentative ability, stress and survival. Rebecca has been involved in the University of Auckland Wine Science teaching programme since 2014, lecturing in viticulture, wine microbiology and sensory evaluation. She is also a senior wine judge at a national level and an active member of the university community, with committee experience and involvement in equity-related outreach.
We also have Bruno Fedrizzi back! In the zoom seminar from 2022, Bruno presented on sulphide analysis and possible remedies, and his scientific presentation is on this website under ‘resources’.
This year we will repeat the tasting from the zoom meeting and run a tasting in conjunction with new sulphide analysis from New Zealand Pinot Noir producers who have submitted samples.