2019 Press Releases

Press release Sacramento, CA

Global Trade, Emerging Trends and Market Conditions Dominate Conversations at 26th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 6, 2020 – Every aspect of the wine and winegrape industry, from science and technology to trends and markets, came under the microscope as experts, economists, scientists and researchers from around the world shared their perspectives with thousands of industry professionals at the 26th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up here today.

Press release Davis, CA

Wine Industry Leader & Entrepreneur Jeff O’Neill to Keynote at the 2020 Unified Symposium’s Luncheon

Jeff O’Neill SACRAMENTO, CA, December 12, 2019 – The 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium is set to open on Tuesday, February 4, at Cal Expo in Sacramento, with three days of networking, learning about the latest technological advances, and critical trends and information required to plan for the year ahead. The 2020 Unified Symposium opens with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Jeff O’Neill, CEO of O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, the 7th largest winery in California. Mr.

Press release Davis, CA

J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines Winemaker Kristen Barnhisel Confirmed as ASEV President for 2019-2020

Davis, Calif., July 8, 2019… Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for white wines at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, has been named 2019-2020 president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). She succeeds John Thorngate who was vice president of operations technical services at Constellation Brands. In her new role, Barnhisel will lead ASEV’s 12-member board.  

Press release Davis, CA

ASEV to Present $107,500 in Scholarships to 38 Students at the 70th National Conference in Napa

DAVIS, Calif., May 31, 2019…The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) has selected 38 scholarship recipients to receive $107,500 in financial support for their pursuit of scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture at the 70th ASEV National Conference’s Student-Industry Mixer on June 20 in Napa, California. 

Press release Davis, CA

Context Factors Affecting Wine Consumer Behavior, Choice and Perception To Be Addressed at ASEV’s National Conference’s Keynote Presentation

DAVIS, Calif., April 26, 2019…Wine Enologist and Consumer Behavior Researcher Dr. Susan Bastian of The University of Adelaide, Australia, will be this year’s American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) National Conference keynote speaker that’s taking place in Napa, California on June 19, 2019.

Press release Davis, CA

ASEV Selects 2019 Best Enology and Viticulture Papers

DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2019…The American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) Board of Directors has selected the winners of the 2019 Best Paper Awards. Authors will be presenting their research papers at the 70th ASEV National Conference on June 17-20 in Napa, California.

Press release Davis, CA

Dr. Susan Ebeler of UC Davis to Present Honorary Research Lecture at ASEV National Conference

DAVIS, Calif., March 27, 2019…Dr. Susan Ebeler, Professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at University of California, Davis, will be presenting the 2019 ASEV Honorary Research Lecture, “Perspectives on Grape and Wine Flavor: Past, Present and Future,” at the 70th ASEV National Conference in Napa, California, on June 19, 2019.

Press release Davis, CA

ASEV Selects Dr. Monica Cooper of UC Cooperative Extension to Receive 2019 Extension Distinction Award

Davis, Calif., March 22, 2019…Farm Advisor Dr. Monica Cooper of University of California Cooperative Extension, Napa Valley, is the recipient of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) Extension Distinction Award for 2019.  Dr.

Press release Davis, CA

ASEV Selects Dr. Sara Spayd of North Carolina State University to Receive Its Highest Honor

Davis, Calif., March 21, 2019…Professor Emerita Dr. Sara Spayd of North Carolina State University, Raleigh, has been selected to receive the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) Merit Award for 2019. Dr. Spayd will be presenting the Merit Award Presentation, “Grape and Wine Industry, Research, Extension and Education: It Takes Villages,” at the 70th ASEV National Conference on June 20, 2019 in Napa, California.

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