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Meet The Tamanend Team

Linda Jones McKee


Linda Jones McKee joined the wine industry in 1980 when she responded to an ad for a journalist to help start a magazine for the wine industry. Thus was founded Wine East magazine that published information about the wine industry from the Rocky Mountains eastward and from Mexico to Canada. ​


In 2008 the magazine was bought by Wines & Vines, one of the oldest national publications for the wine industry, where she now heads up the Wine East section of that magazine. Click on the Wines & Vines logo to see and possibly subscribe to that magazine.


If you are an author and have interesting content for wine or grape production or academic research that you would like to see in print, send an email to Linda for her review. 

Richard Carey, Ph.D.

Consulting Enologist

While Starting off his career as a Professor of Botany, he knew that Academia was not in his DNA. In 1977 he started the Richard Carey Winery in San Leandro, a small urban winery. The early '80s were tough on interest rates and did a terrible job on the wine industry. In 1985 he retired from the winery business and became Research Enologist at Cal State Fresno's Department of Viticulture and Enology. He also started Vitis Research as a consulting company to the wine industry. 

His fascination was to find novel ways to fulfill the technological means to make traditional styled wines using the latest in advancements to the wine industry. Soon after starting this company he also started writing for industry trade publication as a way to get the word out about what is new in the industry. Over his career he as written for most all of the trade magazines: Vineyard and Winery Management, Wine East, Wines & Vines, and current writes for Wine Business Monthly.

Contact us to find out about the flexible billing plans, telephone support, and more, that Dr. Carey is there to help you. Crisis management is a specialty of his. Remember there are no stupid questions only the question unasked it the stupid question.

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