Technical Support Team
IWR Technical Support Team
Technical Advisor: Bruce W. Zoecklein
Professor and Enology Specialist, Division of Enology and Grape Chemistry, Food Science and Technology Dept., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Wine Tasting Coordinator: Roy Wagner
Roy has been an avid wine taster for thirty-five years. He lived in California during the seventies and experienced it's rise to international prominence. Now living in Virginia he sees it truly emerging as the "Napa of the East Coast". He has tasted wines from all over the world, but still prefers those from the United States.
He has been keeping "score" of the wines he has encountered for most of that time and created many of his own rating systems. He is a firm believer that the "blind tasting" keeps the ratings and reviews true to their inherent qualities.
He co-ordinates many of the i-WineReview tastings and also maintains the database that is used to search for wine reviews at the web site.