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.
All current Professional Members (per the bylaws) will be asked to vote on the Board’s proposed bylaws revisions. If you are a voting member, we encourage you to support the Board’s recommendations in order to better serve you. The proposed changes will increase efficiency, transparency and will ensure that our bylaws are legally current.
Registration and housing for the 2010 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium opened Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:00 am (PDT). The “Register Now!” button below will take you to the Registration & Housing page.
ASEV’s Board and staff have invested months evaluating the Society’s bylaws. The results are proposed bylaw revisions that will be sent to voting members for their review and ratification.
As the organizational governing document, bylaws are instrumental in enabling the efficiency and practicality of successful operations. They also mandate aspects of transparency. Our last bylaws revision was approved by the members in 2001.
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.
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