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Scientific and Technical Expertise

The Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) was created in 2013 in order to assist the Federation, its Working Groups, and the wine, spirits and beer sectors with complex scientific and technical matters. Today the STC is composed of 45 members from 23 different companies and associations, making it one of the most significant gatherings of industry technical competence at the international level.

FIVS Committee Chair & Co-Chairs


Jonathan Breach

Jonathan Breach is the Global Head of Quality and Regulatory Affairs for Accolade Wines and has been in wine industry quality, compliance, and government affairs roles for the last eight years. He is also the current Chair of the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia’s Technical Advisory Committee.


Paul Huckaba

Paul Huckaba is the Senior Manager of Analytical, Microbiology, and Quality Assurance Laboratories at Bronco Wine Company, a family owned winery committed to growing, producing, and selling wines in over 90 countries worldwide. He also serves as the Assistant Chair for the Wine Institute Technical Advisory Committee.


Jennifer Turner

Jennifer Turner is the Head of Technical Policy at the Wine and Spirit Trade Association with a background as an Analytical Biochemist and has served for a number of years in the British Food Standards Agency on both the Food Standards and Nutrition teams.

FIVS Scientific and Technical Initiatives


FIVS-APACE is a comprehensive online source for winemaking additives and processing aids approved around the world. The site provides detailed information for these substances on such topics as technological justifications and scientific evaluations.

FIVS Scientific and Technical Papers

The STC produces a wide variety of scientific papers which seek to promote the appropriate regulation of wine in countries around the world. The STC is also a major supplier of technical discussion papers to such bodies as the OIV Technical Congresses and the International Wine Technical Summits.

FIVS Scientific and Technical Committee Members