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National Conference Housing Ends May 22

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?

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ASEV National Conference Highlights This June in Monterey

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 extension 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.

Click here to register and to book your hotel.

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Dr. Cheynier to Share Her Thirty Years of Wine Polyphenol Research

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.

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Learn How Oregon’s Extension Program Addresses Production Issues

The ASEV Extension Distinction Award recognizes outstanding extension educators for contributions to an extension program or novel applicable tools used by enologists and/or viticulturists. This year, Dr. Patty Skinkis from Oregon State University, Corvallis, is the ASEV Extension Distinction Award recipient and will be presenting “Engaging Industry Citizen Scientists to Address Fundamental Production Issues” at the 69th ASEV National Conference on June 20, 2018, in Monterey, California.

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.

To attend Dr. Skinkis’s presentation, register for the National Conference.

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Fritz Westover to Present at the Early Career Member Lunch

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.

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Technical Liaison Committee Minutes Available

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 here.

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.

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Volunteering with ASEV

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 part of this community.

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Become a Member

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. Interested in finding out more? Click here or call us at (530) 753-3142. 

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