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Faculty and Staff

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Christian Butzke  
  • Christian Butzke

  • Enology Professor
  • butzke@purdue.edu
  • (765) 494-6500
  • Purdue University
  • Department of Food Science
  • NLSN, Room 1261
  • 745 Agriculture Mall Drive
  • West Lafayette IN 47907-2009

Christian Butzke specializes in winemaking (enology).
He provides expertise about:

  • Purdue Wine Appreciation Online: for your winery staff or wine club members' education. News release.
  • Wine Wednesdays with the WineProfessor to support Indiana's farm wineries.
  • Purdue Winemaking Certificate: A six-week, advanced, on-demand online Extension course on commercial winemaking principles and practices.
  • Winery Support Card
  • Top Indiana Winemaking Topics: Express your winery's need for future winemaking Extension programs.                     Text "M40237 Mywinemakingtopic" to 765-560-4177
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Bruce Bordelon
  • Bruce Bordelon

  • Viticulture Professor
  • bordelon@purdue.edu
  • (765) 494-8212
  • Purdue University
  • Department of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture
  • HORT, Room 307
  • 625 Agriculture Mall Drive
  • West Lafayette IN 47907-2010

Bruce Bordelon specializes in viticulture (growing grapes).
He provides expertise about:

  • Establishing and designing vineyards
  • Managing vineyards
  • Identifying and managing pests
  • Evaluating new grape varieties
  • Advising about equipment and supplies
  • On-site visitations
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Katie Barnett
  • Katie Barnett

  • Wine Grape Marketing Extension Specialist
  • vino@purdue.edu
  • (765) 496-3842
  • Purdue University
  • Department of Food Science
  • NLSN, Room 1243
  • 745 Agriculture Mall Drive
  • West Lafayette IN 47907-2009

Katie Barnett specializes in marketing and education. 
She provides expertise in:

  • Coordinating the Vintage Indiana Festival
  • Marketing Indiana Wineries to consumers
  • Designing new marketing and consumer education materials
  • Developing marketing, financial and various business plans
  • Conducting educational workshops
Jill Blume
  • Jill Blume

  • Enology Specialist
  • blume@purdue.edu
  • (765) 494-1749
  • Purdue University
  • Department of Food Science
  • NLSN, Room 1251
  • 745 Agriculture Mall Drive
  • West Lafayette IN 47907-2009

Jill Blume specializes in enology (winemaking).
She provides expertise in:

  • Wine analysis and sensory evaluation
  • Hybrid wine grape varieties and wine-styles
  • Winemaking concerns
  • Winery visitations and safety
  • Indy International Wine Competition

Not sure who to talk to?

Contact Jill Blume:
blume@purdue.edu
(765) 494-1749

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