As the Enology Specialist for the Purdue Wine Grape Team, Jill Blume performs laboratory and sensorial analyses on wine and juice samples from Indiana wineries. She produces experimental wine made from grapes grown at Purdue’s vineyards. She teaches and supervises students on winemaking techniques and wine analysis. Jill coordinates Extension workshops and the Indy International Wine Competition. She also serves as a wine judge for major wine competitions in Michigan, Ohio, California, Florida, Missouri, and New York.