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Chris Gerling

Extension Associate, Department of Food Science

Chris works with the craft  beverage industry to create educational programs that support the growth and improved quality of premium wines, ciders and distilled spirits.  He is the manager of the Vinification & Brewing Technology lab, where fermentations are conducted for research projects and applied trials; and the Cornell Craft Beverage Analytical Lab, where products may be submitted for troubleshooting, routine analysis or sensory appraisal. He also organizes and conducts workshops and seminars that focus on production and analytical techniques for farm-based beverages. Chris is the past chair of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture/ Eastern Section and serves on the ASEV national chapter’s laboratory proficiency committee. He is also a member of the Cider Institute of North America’s executive committee.