Brief Introductory Statement:
Clark Smith is the winemaker for the tiny cult brand WineSmith and a respected winemaking innovator and consultant. Adjunct Professor at CSU Fresno, he lectures on his an innovative view of winemaking, presenting new technologies and a postmodern view wine as fundamentally mysterious, encouraging students to move beyond the scientific approach and to apply an artistic aesthetic. He is a leading authority on the enhancement of wine structure and a vocal proponent of living soil. In his 39 years in the industry he developed of a suite of winemaking techniques including the use of reverse osmosis to optimize wine grape maturity and tannin refinement through micro-oxygenation. He judges wines at several competitions, directs the Best Of Appellation wine evaluations for www.AppellationAmerica.com, and his monthly column in Wines and Vines magazine has received wide acclaim.