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
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.
This year’s American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV)
59th Annual Meeting will be held at the Oregon Convention Center
in Portland, Oregon, on June 17 – 20, 2008. Key highlights for
this year’s conference are the themed Supplier Showcase seminars
set for June 18 and 19, a regional winery tour, research reports,
including world-renowned experts in enology and viticulture, and
the chance to taste local wines at the Pacific Northwest Wine
DAVIS, CA, March 10, 2008…. Labeled “elegant and complex” by the
American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) best paper
committee, England’s John C. Danilewicz’s paper, “Interaction of
Sulfur Dioxide, Polyphenols, and Oxygen in a Wine-Model System:
Central Role of Iron and Copper,” has been selected as the best
enology paper published in 2007 in the American Journal of
Enology and Viticulture (AJEV).
What is open access? Open access refers to publications that are
made freely available in the public domain. Recent debate about
open access has centered on publicly funded research, such as the
publication of medical research funded by the National Institutes
of Health. Free access to such publications is consistent with
the expectation that taxpayer-funded research should be
accessible to the public, whether through the Internet,
libraries, and various forms of printed or online material.
The Pacific Northwest wine and grape region will be center stage
on June 17-20, as the American Society for Enology and
Viticulture hosts its 59th Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Key highlights for this year’s conference are the themed Supplier
Showcase seminars, regional winery tours, and a taste of the
Pacific Northwest, in addition to attending research-based
seminars including world-renowned experts in enology and
Visit the Annual Meeting
section to review program highlights including the Supplier
Showcase, daily schedule, information on registration and hotels,
travel, and the many attractions offered by the city of Portland.
Registration and housing opened on March 31.
Please note that the technical abstracts submission period is now
closed. The Call
for Abstracts is available for reference only.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Viticulture and Enology,
University of California, Davis
February 1, 2008 • 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Reception and Banquet 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hyatt Regency • 1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Pre-Registration is now closed. Registration will be open
on-site on Friday, February 1 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.
On-site registration for the symposium and/or the reception and
dinner will be offered until sold out.
Scholarships totaling $60,000 have been awarded to enology and
viticulture students throughout North America by the American
Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). The Society annually
awards the scholarships as part of its broader effort to foster
the dissemination of critical industry research and science.
“These are outstanding and very worthy students who will shape
the future of our wine and grape industry in the years to come,”
said ASEV President Craig Rous in his introduction of the 20
Craig Rous of Bear Creek Winery in Lodi has been confirmed as
president of the 2007-2008 American Society for Enology and
Viticulture’s (ASEV) board of directors. Rous will lead the
12-member board and build on the successes of Patricia Howe, the
immediate past president. Michael Silacci of Opus One was also
confirmed by the board to move to First Vice President.
Based on significant evaluation and discussion, the American
Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) Board of Directors
has elected to discontinue the trade show portion of their
popular June Annual Meeting, effective 2009. There are no plans
for trade shows following the 2008 meeting in Portland, Oregon.
“This action offers us added flexibility and positions us to be
more responsive to the needs of our members, exhibitors and the
evolving directions of the wine industry,” said Board President
For his contributions to the understanding of wine distillation,
wine processing, wine chemistry and microbiology, Dr. Roger
Boulton has been selected by the University California, Davis,
Department of Viticulture and Enology to present the James F.
Guymon Lecture. Boulton will speak about distilled spirits at the
Annual Meeting of the American Society for Enology and
Viticulture (ASEV) in Reno, Nevada, on June 20.
This June, guests at the American Society for Enology and
Viticulture’s (ASEV) 58th Annual Meeting will receive a rare
insight into the science of mapping the grape genome when
internationally esteemed Dr. Riccardo Velasco of Italy presents
the Society’s Honorary Research Lecture. The science team’s
leader in the European collaborative research breakthrough on
grape genome sequencing, Velasco will speak at the Reno meeting
on June 21.
Renowned viticulturalist Dr. G. Stanley Howell will receive the
American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s most prestigious
award, the Merit Award, on June 20 at the Annual Meeting in Reno,
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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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