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Kryss Speegle MW

Kryss Speegle MW

Became an MW 2021

Based in United States

Nationality American

Languages English

Kryss is a US-based winemaker, educator, and sales professional. She has an MS in food science/oenology from U.C. Davis and a WSET Diploma. Her winemaking experience includes harvests in Napa Valley, Germany and New Zealand and extensive work in California’s coastal and interior regions. Since 2011 Kryss has worked with O’Neill Vintners and Distillers, one of California’s leading and fastest-growing wine and spirits producers. She has held leadership roles in winemaking, sales, and business development. She also teaches at the Napa Valley Wine Academy, where her classes include the WSET curriculum and custom-designed programmes for private clients. Kryss lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and daughter.

Current employer: O'Neill Vintners & Distillers

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Trade, Strategy

Industry sector(s): Buying, Educator, Import/Export, International trade, Sales, Winemaking

Wine styles: Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: California, France, Germany, Hungary Tokaj, New Zealand, Pfalz, USA

Market expertise: Europe, North America, Scandinavia, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Economics of wine production, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Stabilisation and clarification, Processing of grapes, Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Quality assurance and control, Sensory evaluation , Financial and commercial structures, History of wine, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging