Press release Davis, CA

Polyphenol Expert and INRA Researcher to Present the Honorary Research Lecture at ASEV National Conference

DAVIS, Calif., April 18, 2018…For 30 years, Dr. Veronique Cheynier has studied wine tannins and pigments, and she will be sharing insight from her three decades worth of research at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) 69th National Conference in Monterey, California. Dr. Cheynier of the Institut National de Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France will be presenting the Honorary Research Lecture presentation titled “Wine Tannins and Pigments: An Overview of 30 Years of Research” on June 20, 2018. 

“It is an honor to impart some knowledge with people in the scientific community who share my thirst for learning and knowing we’re all working together, though differently, to move our industry forward,” said Cheynier.

Dr. Cheynier is Director of Research at INRA, working at UMR Sciences Pour l’Oenologie (Joint Research Unit, Sciences for Enology, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Université de Montpellier) in Montpellier, France. She graduated with a doctorate in analytical chemistry at Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. Dr. Cheynier has been involved in phenolic compound research, especially in grape and wine phenolics, since 1983. In 1984-1985, she spent a year at the University of California, Davis, as a postdoctoral researcher working on wine polyphenols under Dr. Vernon L. Singleton, who was also recognized as an honorary research lecturer in 1986.

She currently heads the Polyphenol Platform and is an associate editor of the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, Australian Journal of Grape & Wine Research, and Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.  She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. She also served as president of Groupe Polyphenols, the international society dedicated to the promotion of research on plant polyphenols, from 2012 to 2016.

The honorary research lecture is granted to an individual with a current national or international reputation in his or her field of research who is also actively involved in scientific research.

Open to all industry and academic representatives, the National Conference offers a combination of continued professional education and networking for members of all U.S. wine and grape regions as well as international experts and professionals. For more information about ASEV’s 69th National Conference, please click here.