a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction
without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
a person or thing that precipitates an event.
By definition, Dr. Linda Bisson is a catalyst.
For the past 16 years, under the passionate guidance of Linda
Bisson, ASEV has pushed forward in disseminating technical
research without ever compromising the highest scientific and
editorial standards. As Linda relinquishes her well-respected
position as ASEV science editor, the Society proudly recognizes
her extraordinary volunteer efforts, which have had a lasting and
critical impact on ASEV.
Linda’s tenure as science editor, an ASEV board
position, began in 2000. Under her leadership, AJEV moved to
an online publication, making it more accessible to members
and students. She oversaw the transition of AJEV manuscript
submission from mail-in to online submissions, restructured
the editorial board, and as a parting gift to the Society, played
a vital role in planning and developing our newest publication,
Catalyst: Discovery into
On behalf of the board members, staff, and members-at-large, we
would like to thank Linda Bisson for her extraordinary commitment
to our organization and our industry. Her dedication to science,
her passion for learning, her integrity, and her inestimable
energy have all shaped a more sophisticated, advanced, and
dynamic industry. We have grown under her bright smile and
We’re pleased to announce the 2016 Best Paper Award recipients.
The selected authors will be formally recognized at the
67th National Conference in Monterey, California. The
winning AJEV papers are available for free at http://www.asev.org/best-paper-awards.
ASEV would like to thank the Best Paper Awards
Committee members for their dedication throughout the year
for reading dozens of manuscripts to make the tough decisions in
selecting this year’s winners.
Catalyst is the sister publication of the American
Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV). While AJEV
focuses on foundational research, Catalyst will look to
translate research into practice, extending fundamental
discoveries in the scientific disciplines to sustain and advance
grapegrowing and winemaking. ASEV members will be able to access
information via HighWire Press, the current publisher for AJEV
To learn more about Catalyst, including submission
here. For specific questions about Catalyst, contact Raquel Abad.
ASEV is pleased to welcome Daniel Friedlander as
the new Publications & Technology Coordinator. Daniel’s main
responsibilities are to maintain ASEV’s brand in all of the
communication channels including websites, publications
(non-scientific), and promotional materials. Additionally, he’ll
oversee meeting presentations and signage, maintain databases,
and provide IT support for the organization.
Experienced in various graphic design-related areas, Daniel’s
technical background includes web development, networking, and
troubleshooting. He brings an array of skills to complement the
growing needs of ASEV. Daniel has a design degree from Western
Washington University and speaks fluent Spanish.
Approved by the ASEV Board of Directors on January 23,
ASEV Ethics Policy
The objectives of the Society shall be to encourage, stimulate,
and support research in enology and viticulture or other sciences
directly applied to enology or viticulture through its technical
programs. Furthermore, the objectives shall be to provide forums
for the presentation, discussion, and publication of such
research and technological developments for the advancement of
science and the promotion of education in enology and
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