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Scott Laboratories' Enology Department Announces Promotions and Additions to Their Fermentation & Enology Department

Posted on June 11, 2021


Petaluma, CA – June 2021 - Since 1933, Scott Labs has supported the wine and specialty beverage industry with trusted experts and are continuing that tradition with new hires and changes to their Fermentation & Enology Department. “We are fiercely dedicated to providing the best product and process know-how to the winemaking community and our team makes this possible,” commented Jessica Just, General Manager of Scott Labs’ Fermentation & Enology Department. 

Eric Mohseni, a 22-year winemaking veteran of the Central Coast, joined the team in March as a Technical Sales Representative. From Cambria, Eric supports Scott Labs on the Central Coast along with Ronnie Hahn and brings a wealth of practical winemaking knowledge to the group.

Annamarie “Onnie” Howard moved back to the North Bay after being on the Central Coast since 2015. She joined Scott Labs in 2004 with an impressive resume in wine, making her an invaluable asset to the team and the industry. She is Scott Labs’ resident malolactic fermentation expert and was the first to launch direct inoculation malolactic bacteria in North America. Onnie is extremely excited about re-connecting with winemakers in Northern California. 

Another exciting promotion rounds out the California sales team; Ashlie Helm has been appointed key account manager in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills. She is an alumna of the Viticulture & Enology program at University of California, Davis, where she earned her B.S. degree. With a strong background in winemaking and many years as part of Scott Labs’ sales team, Ashlie is perfectly positioned to take on this role. 

Ella Beck is the Content Specialist for the Fermentation & Enology Department at Scott Laboratories. She joins the team in a new position created specifically to take the experience and knowledge of its team members and translate that know-how into educational resources for the wine & beverage industry. With a degree in Viticulture and Enology from U.C. Davis, Ella worked in wineries in Oregon and Napa Valley before finding Scott Labs. 

Finally, Dr. Nichola Hall has been promoted to Technical Director for the Fermentation & Enology Department. Dr. Hall hails from Scotland where she earned an undergraduate degree in Microbial Biotechnology and a PhD in Yeast Physiology. She is Scott Labs’ resident yeast and yeast nutrient expert and directs the technical information for the Fermentation & Enology portfolio. Nichola is an ASEV past president and past Co-Chair of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. 

About Scott Laboratories 

For over 80 years, Scott Labs has been the leading supplier for the North American wine and specialty beverage industry, providing fermentation products, filtration media, equipment, cork and packaging solutions. Scott Labs has been embedded in the wine community since 1933 where their story starts at the University of California, just days prior to the end of Prohibition. Scott Labs’ vision is to provide the best customer experience to the specialty beverage community. Their mission is to advance the long-term success of the specialty beverage community by providing best-in-class products and services. They believe in education, honesty, and doing the right thing.

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