The Annual Meeting in Napa provided many firsts for ASEV, including successfully hosting a large event in the middle of a wine region. The 60th Annual Meeting provided 800 attendees with an exceptional and well-balanced program, offering a blend of the latest research reports, innovations and practical applications to its members.
Dr. Christian Butzke of Purdue University succeeded Opus One’s Michael Silacci as the ASEV board president on July 1.
“Michael Silacci, in his focused, sophisticated manner, has led an exceptional group of people who implemented a number of innovative program concepts and ideas,” said Butzke. “It has been an honor to work with him and to follow in his footsteps and expand on what he has started during his term.”
Student achievements highlighted the evening at the Student-Industry Mixer held at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) 60th Annual Meeting last June 25. Industry members mingled with eager students and their major professors as they sipped on Napa Valley wines and toasted to the future torch bearers who received scholarships and the winners of the best student presentation awards.
Dr. Christian Butzke of Purdue University has been confirmed as president of the 2009-2010 American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). He will lead the 12-member board to build on the success of Opus One’s Michael Silacci, the immediate past president. Patty Saldivar, viticultural consultant, was also confirmed as first vice president and Dr. Sara Spayd of North Carolina State University was elected second vice president.
The Annual Meeting in Napa was a first in many regards and with positive outcome. We are pleased to have delivered program content for over 800 attendees representing many states and countries, professions and academic institutions.
More than 800 wine industry leaders, researchers and other academic representatives from around the world gathered in Napa in June at the ASEV’s 60th annual meeting, putting research and science center stage among world famous wineries and vineyards.
“To mark our 60th Annual Meeting, we’ve made significant enhancements, not the least of which is hosting it in a world-class wine country where the research the Society fosters is being put into practice everyday,” said ASEV Executive Director Lyndie Boulton.
A team of researchers examining the alteration of anthocyanin in Merlot grapes and authors of a paper on transporter genes in yeast wine strains were designated by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) to receive the best paper awards for viticulture and enology, respectively. The two most outstanding papers published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV) in 2008 were chosen by the ASEV best paper committee for their content and contribution to the field.
Each year, extraordinary contributions are made to the artistry and science of enology and viticulture. The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) announced that its two highest honors, the Merit Award and Honorary Research Lecturer, will be presented to Ms. Zelma Long and Dr. Andrew Walker, respectively, at the Society’s 60th Annual Meeting to be held in Napa, California, from June 23-26.
For more than half a century, winery and vineyard leaders have gathered in June at the ASEV annual meetings for research updates, to network with friends and colleagues and to learn about innovations that allow them to be more competitive.
This year and for the first time, sponsors and advertisers will have the opportunity to reach a unique and diverse client base with focus on the Napa Valley wine region.
The 2008 ASEV symposium, “Phenolics Substances in Grapes and Wine,” honored Dr. Vernon L. Singleton of the University of California, Davis, for his outstanding and influential career in wine phenolic chemistry. Over the course of four decades that were marked by the publication of more than 220 papers and four books, Dr. Singleton produced a profoundly influential series of works focused on phenolic chemistry.
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ASEV will celebrate its 60th Annual Meeting by debuting a new venue. Research reports, supplier-industry seminars and themed symposia—all capitalizing on wineries, vineyards and suppliers of Napa Valley will be offered. Immerse yourself in our content-driven program while networking with hosts from vineyards and wineries of this famed wine region.
The ASEV Board of Directors recently approved an ASEV scholarship in the name of Mike Vail. Mike passed away in September and was a dedicated member of the board of directors.
The annual scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in viticulture. This award is part of the total scholarship funding ASEV grants each year to students enrolled full-time in undergraduate or graduate degree programs in enology, viticulture, or directly related fields of science with an emphasis in these areas.
Committed to building the next generation of industry leaders, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) awarded 20 students studying in North America with scholarships totaling $60,000. All the recipients are pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture or a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry at universities and colleges across the nation. ASEV is proud to announce the recipients of the 2008-2009 scholarships:
Opus One’s winemaker, Michael Silacci (right), officially took reign as president of the ASEV Board of Directors as of July 1, succeeding Past President Craig Rous (left) of Bear Creek Winery.
“Craig Rous provided outstanding leadership to guide a unique and diverse group of individuals. He was instrumental in many of the innovative new program concepts and ideas that the ASEV is introducing,” Silacci said. “He did a superb job as president, and I am lacing my boots tightly to follow in his footsteps.”
The 2008 Annual Meeting held in Oregon in June hosted the largest crowd in three years. Attendance increased by 15% and the nearly 100 research reports presented reflected a 50% increase over 2007.
The Oregon wine industry provided an excellent setting as researchers and wine and grape industry members toured Oregon wineries, learned more about the world’s recognized Pinot noir regions, interacted with well-regarded domestic and international scientists, and had the opportunity to witness a unique slate of sensory scientists from California, Europe and Australia.
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) is honoring two industry leaders for their contributions to grapegrowing and winemaking this June at its 59th Annual Meeting in Portland. This year, ASEV’s Merit Award recipient is Robert Steinhauer of California, and Dr. Peter Winterhalter of Germany will present the Honorary Research Lecturer.
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