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 &
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.
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
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.
The CD is available to ASEV members for $25. Click
here to order today.
Marriott Napa Valley Hotel
The Meritage Resort
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
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and support research in enology and viticulture or other sciences
directly applied to enology or viticulture through its technical
programs. Furthermore, the objectives shall be to provide forums
for the presentation, discussion, and publication of such
research and technological developments for the advancement of
science and the promotion of education in enology and
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