Professor and viticulturist Dr. Andrew Walker of the University of California, Davis, has been appointed by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) Board to serve as its first Technical Program Director. The new board position, which was created with a bylaw revision last year, will play a pivotal role in ensuring dynamic, timely and innovative programming for all ASEV events, including the Society’s National Conference.
We are pleased to announce that Jerry Lohr, president and owner of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has been chosen as the 2011 Merit Award recipient. The Society’s most prestigious award will be presented at the National Conference in Monterey. Click here to read more.
Jerry Lohr, president and owner of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, has been selected by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) to receive the prestigious Merit Award, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the wine industry. The ASEV Merit award, which has previously been granted to industry leaders such as Ann C. Noble, Robert Mondavi, Louis P.
62nd National Conference
June 20–24, 2011
Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center
Next June, the National Conference will return to a California setting where wine tasting is minutes away from whale watching. Monterey County showcases approximately 85 vintners and growers throughout the county with collectively over 40,000 acres of wine grapes. We look forward to the opportunity to feature many of these wines representing one of the largest wine growing and wine producing counties in California.
St. Helena native Patty Saldivar has been confirmed as president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) for the 2010-2011 term. She takes over the reins from Christian Butzke, a Purdue University enology professor, and will preside over the ASEV’s 12-member board. Dr. Sara Spayd of North Carolina State University was confirmed as first vice president, and Leticia Chacon-Rodriguez was elected as second vice president.
North America’s next generation of wine and winegrape growing researchers got an added boost last week in Seattle when the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) awarded over $60,000 in scholarships and announced recipients of the best student oral and poster research presentation awards.
More than 500 wine industry leaders, researchers and other academic representatives attended the Society’s National Conference, which focused on current winemaking and grape growing research issues vital to the rapidly evolving and competitive wine industry.
June 20-22, 2010
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington USA
In conjunction with the 61st ASEV National Conference, the ASEV Northwest Chapter is organizing the 7th International Symposium on Cool Climate Viticulture and Enology. Refer to the Daily Schedule below for complete program and tour information.
A printed technical abstracts book will be provided during the symposium, and a technical proceedings on CD will be available after the symposium.
Coming from the major wine producing regions of the world, researchers, scientists and wine industry leaders will gather in the Pacific Northwest to mark the 61st American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) National Conference. This week-long convening takes place at Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center from June 20-24. The week opens with the International Cool Climate Symposium on June 20-22. Over 1,000 members of the wine industry, including a host of international speakers, will gather to discuss, share and explore new approaches to making the wine of the future.
The ASEV Merit Award is presented annually to an individual who has significantly contributed in an outstanding distinguished manner to the progress and advancement of enology and viticulture or to the Society itself. This award acknowledges excellence in the fields of education, technology, research, management, public relations or any discipline related to enology and viticulture.
SEATTLE, WA, April 20, 2010… The latest advances in grape growing and winemaking in cool climate areas will be the focus of the two-day symposium where world-renowned researchers and industry leaders will present industry best practices and the latest research findings. The 7th International Symposium on Cool Climate Viticulture and Enology will be held at the Washington State Convention Center on June 20-22, 2010, with regional wine tours held earlier in the week.
Individual Canadian and Washington research teams have won the prestigious American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) 2010 Best Paper Awards for their respective groundbreaking work in viticulture and enology. Their papers, which were published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) in 2009, will be recognized at the ASEV’s National Conference taking place on June 20-24 in Seattle.
A team of researchers examining abscisic acid in Merlot berries and the authors of a paper on winemaking effects were designated by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) to receive the best paper awards for viticulture and enology, respectively. The two papers published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) in 2009 were chosen by the ASEV best paper committee for their contributions to the field.
The ASEV Board of Directors is looking forward to hosting the 2011 ASEV National Conference in California’s Monterey wine region. The Portola Hotel and Monterey Conference Center will be the site of the 62nd National Conference, June 20-24, 2011.
“This will be the perfect site for our technical program and regional wine tastings in the heart of a major wine region and beautiful setting,” ASEV Executive Director Lyndie Boulton said.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the proposed bylaws amendment was approved by 92% of the responding votes. The member feedback in addition to returned ballots was greatly appreciated and extremely gratifying to the board and staff. We also acknowledge that this outcome was not desired by some members. We would welcome contact by any of you who may have questions or concerns.
The newly amended bylaws are in effect now as stipulated by the bylaws. The board will proceed with posting a call for the new Technical Program Director for this appointed position.
The 2010 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, co-hosted by ASEV and the California Association of Winegrape Growers, drew a crowd of approximately 11,700 industry representatives to Sacramento, California in January. One of its highlighted events, the High Elevation/High Latitude Seminar: Wine Growing on the Edge was well received with great opportunity to taste wines representative of this unique terroir. Planning for 2011 in Sacramento is underway, and we look forward to continuing this extensive, popular trade show and developing another topic-focused program.
Are you interested in finding out more on how to grow wine in higher elevations or high latitudes? The Unified Symposium is offering a Friday seminar, High Elevation/High Latitude, emphasizing climate changes, challenges, production and sustainability of winegrowing in higher elevations and latitudes. Glenn McGourty of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Mendocino/Lake Counties and Peter Molnar of Obsidian Ridge Vineyards and president of the Lake County Winegrape Commission will moderate this seminar. Click here to register for this seminar.
The ASEV Annual Meeting will be referred to as the ASEV National Conference from 2010 onward. Based on direction from members, presenters, academia and industry, the Board endorsed the meeting name change to more accurately represent the nature and scope of this well-established conference. This change was part of a comprehensive analysis of the entire program matrix.
The 61st Annual ASEV National Conference is set for June 20-25 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington.
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