ASEV has confirmed James Harbertson, associate
professor of enology at Washington State University, Tri-Cities,
as 2017-2018 president. He leads the 11-member board and also holds the
interim technical program director position. In addition to
Harbertson, Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for
white wine at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, California, joins the
executive team as second vice president. The executive team also
includes: John Thorngate, vice president of
Operations Technical Services at Constellation Brands,
California, as first vice president and Tom
Collins, assistant professor at Washington State
University, Tri-Cities, as secretary-treasurer.
R. Keith Striegler, grower outreach specialist
for E&J Gallo Winery, joins the board as a new director.
Additional board members continuing current terms are: ASEV
Science Editor Markus Keller of Washington State
University, Prosser; Directors Lise Asimont of
Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Anita Oberholster
of the University of California, Davis, Patty
Skinkis of Oregon State University, Corvallis,
Merilark Padgett-Johnson of the Natural
Resources Department, Santa Rosa Junior College, California and
Hans Walter-Peterson of Cornell Cooperative
Extension, New York.
For the first time, ASEV awarded two students with the
Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture,
giving each student $12,500. Megan Hall of
Cornell University, New York, was the recipient for viticulture,
and Sydney Morgan of the University of British
Columbia, Canada, received the scholarship for enology. Check out
what these exceptional students had to say about being the first
recipients of the ASEV Presidents’ Award. Click on video
thumbnails below to view.
Oral Presentation: Zachary Cartwright, Washington State University, Pullman, Reduction of Brettanomyces bruxellensis Populations from Oak Barrel Staves Using Steam
Poster Presentation: Lingjun Ma, University of California, Davis, Tannin Reacts with SO2 during Aging, Yielding Newly Discovered Flavan-3-ol Sulfonates in Wine
Flash Talk: Paul Mawdsley, California Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, Effect of Timing of Cluster Thinning on Pinot noir Grapes and Wines
“The quality of the presentations submitted by the students each year is impressive,” said Kristen Barnhisel of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, ASEV second vice president and chair for the Scholarship Committee and Best Student Presentation Committee. “I love that I get to work with some of the best students in the nation and give them a conduit to start a career in the industry through scholarships, professional development, mentorship and networking during the conference.”
Each year, the ASEV board and committee members volunteer their
time to put together a technical program of the latest scientific
research on emerging topics, such as water management and smoke
taint, to share with the industry. These and other profound
research discoveries are discussed at the annual National
Conference held in June.
To get a closer look at the 68th National Conference,
a summary of the
technical abstracts is now available for download and the
audio recordings for the
different sessions are available for purchase. For an inside look
into the conference, enjoy these photos
from this year’s event.
Mark your calendars for the 2018 National Conference in
Monterey, California, slated for June 18-21. We look forward to
seeing you there.
One of the many benefits ASEV members enjoy is the ability to
view videos of technical presentations from the National
Conference that are vital and relevant to the industry today. In
June, ASEV hosted the most important and productive research
teams from around the world who shared the major advances being
made in understanding wine oxidation chemistry. This
symposium is now available for members to view online.
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.
Interested in finding out more? Click
here or call us at (530) 753-3142.
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