Registration and housing is now open for the
69th ASEV National Conference. Click here to register for
the conference and to
reserve a room. Discounted rates on hotel rooms end
on May 22 and early registration ends June 12.
Did you know that by joining ASEV today you’ll receive the
member discount rates?
For those seeking a deeper dive into the technical aspects
of winemaking and grapegrowing, the ASEV National Conference offers
three days of networking,
information sharing and tastings. This is the opportunity to hear
from leading experts on Brettanomyces, aroma and flavor
perception, polyphenols and
practices, to name a few. Wrapped around these highlighted
talks are a host of other presentations, including the Keynote Presentation from Dr. Mark
Matthews of U.C. Davis, who will talk about the myths and
measurements of wine quality, poster sessions, student flash talks, interactive industry seminars, supplier displays, a practical
outreach seminar that
focuses on current issues in California, and research reports on wine phenolics,
wine metals and reactivity, microbiology, diseases, crop load
management and viticulture research from the East Coast to the
West Coast. This annual event provides a place for not only
learning and meeting people but for developing professional
skills for students and early career members. This June,
attendees will have an opportunity to hear from Fritz Westover of
Westover Vineyard Advising at the early career member
lunch and take home practical tips and advice on how to
succeed in the industry. A Wednesday night reception and the
Student-Industry Mixer, sponsored by Monterey Wines, will
showcase Monterey regional wines and offer a chance to catch up
with friends and colleagues.
For many, Dr. Veronique Cheynier’s work on wine tannins
and pigments has been the springboard for new research, earning
her this year’s ASEV Honorary Research Lecturer. She
will be sharing an overview of her 30 years of work in wine
tannins and pigments at the 69th ASEV National
Conference on June 20, 2018, in Monterey, California.
Dr. Cheynier is the director of research at the Institut National
de Recherche Agronomique (INRA), working at the UMR Sciences Pour
l’Oenologie (Joint Research Unit, Sciences for Enology) in
Montpellier, France. She currently heads the
Polyphenol Platform and has published more than 200 articles
in international scientific journals, and written numerous book
chapters and technical articles on various subjects related to
the structure, analysis, reactivity and properties (especially
color and astringency) of phenolic compounds in plants and foods.
In addition, she’s the associate editor of the American Journal
of Enology and Viticulture, Australian Journal of Grape & Wine
Research and Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, and
a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural
and Food Chemistry.
“This is one of those rare opportunities to listen to one of the
greats in the field of enology, and ASEV is proud to be able to
bring world-renowned speakers and experts like Dr. Cheynier to
share their knowledge at the conference,” said ASEV President and
Washington State University Professor, Dr. Jim Harbertson.
To find out more about the Honorary Research Lecture, click here. To
register for the National Conference, click here.
Dr. Skinkis provides statewide outreach and education programming
for the Oregon winegrape industry, conducts applied viticulture
research and teaches upper division courses in viticulture and
horticulture production. Her research program focuses on whole
plant physiology studies designed to understand vine vigor, and
the physiology of vine balance and its impact on fruit
composition and wine quality. She also conducts research on bud
fruitfulness, yield management and fine-tuning canopy management
production factors that drive implementation of various
practices. As an extension specialist, she develops education
programs and technical publications for the Oregon winegrape
industry. Her outreach efforts include bringing industry members
together in technical groups to exchange information, and she
employs an engaged model of research where industry citizen
scientists work together with the university to conduct long-term
yield management research.
While the ASEV National Conference aims to create a space
to learn about the latest emerging science in all of its
technical glory, it’s also becoming a place to learn with and
from colleagues, find mentors and gather professional development
tools from more experienced industry members. This year, early
career and student members will hear from Fritz Westover of
Westover Vineyard Advising, who’s been working hands-on in the
viticulture industry since 1999 assisting growers in the eastern,
southern and western United States. Learn more about him here.
The Early Career Member Lunch is a free lunch seminar for ASEV
members only that have been in their careers from one to seven
years, including students. To become an ASEV member, click here and join us at the 69th ASEV National
Conference to learn how you can connect with industry members
through seminars like this one.
The meeting minutes from the Technical Liaison Committee meeting
on January 25, 2018, are now available to view for ASEV members.
Members will need to log-in to view the meeting minutes
The Technical Liaison Committee members include: John
Thorngate (Chair) of Constellation Brands, California;
Torey Arvik of Sonomaceuticals/WholeVine
Products, California; Karen Block of University
of California, Davis; Tom Collins of Washington
State University, Tri-Cities; Denise Gardner of
Denise Gardner Winemaking, Pennsylvania; James
Harbertson of Washington State University, Tri-Cities;
Mari Kirrane, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade
Bureau, California; Timothy Ryan of E&J
Gallo Winery, California; and Allison Jordan
(non-voting advisor) of Wine Institute, California.
The committee was formed to stay abreast of current and upcoming
regulatory matters or international standards in regard to all
aspects of domestic and international trade by collaborating with
wine and grape industry governmental agencies and to provide
information to be disseminated to the ASEV members.
Here at ASEV, volunteers are the heart of the organization and
essential to our success. Our board and committee members are all
volunteers. They continually use their voices to shape and
influence the wine and grape industry. We’d love to have you join
us. Click here to find out how you can
be a part of this community.
Access to decades of peer-reviewed research, discounted fees to
the Unified Symposium, the ASEV National Conference and other
ASEV sponsored professional development events, and videos
on-demand are just some of the membership benefits you can enjoy.
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