Distilled Spirits Given Special Podium Time at ASEV Annual Meeting

For his contributions to the understanding of wine distillation, wine processing, wine chemistry and microbiology, Dr. Roger Boulton has been selected by the University California, Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology to present the James F. Guymon Lecture. Boulton will speak about distilled spirits at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) in Reno, Nevada, on June 20.

Presently the Stephen Scott Professor of Enology at the University of California, Davis, Boulton has been on the faculty there since 1976. He studies the chemical and biochemical engineering aspects of winemaking and distilled spirits production. His current research involves the occurrence of co-pigmentation – a major color phenomenon in red wines, fermentation of juice composition and sulfide formation.

Throughout his career, Boulton has been recognized for his many achievements and innovations in the field of enology, including the publication of The Principles and Practices of Winemaking, and his significant involvement in the development of enology curricula worldwide. He has been awarded the Outstanding Paper of the Year prize in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture on four occasions and has significant international involvement in the development of enology curricula, the teaching of short courses and advising wineries throughout the world.

The Annual Meeting will take place from June 19 to 22 at the Grand Sierra Resort (previously Reno Hilton) in Reno, Nevada.  For more information about the Annual Meeting, please visit