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ASEV Platform – August 2019

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ASEV is committed to providing resources for lifelong learning and professional growth. ASEV offers access to decades of peer-reviewed research, videos on-demand, free webinars and discounted fees to ASEV-sponsored professional development events, such as the Unified Symposium and the ASEV National Conference. But more importantly, ASEV nurtures future leaders and fosters a professional community. Join us by clicking here or call us at (530) 753-3142. 

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“I believe that an ASEV membership is essential to having a fully rounded and grounded wine/vine career. I wanted to work at the top of my profession, and ASEV facilitated that in many ways.”

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ASEV Confirms New President and Board Members

Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker for white wines at J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, has been confirmed as ASEV’s 2019-2020 Board President. Click here to read more about Kristen. She will lead a 12-member board that includes:

  • Patty Skinkis of Oregon State University, Corvallis – First Vice President
  • Tom Collins* of Washington State University, Tri-Cities – Second Vice President
  • Merilark Padgett-Johnson* of Santa Rosa Junior College – Secretary/Treasurer
  • Markus Keller of Washington State University, Prosser – AJEV Science Editor
  • James Harbertson of Washington State University, Tri-Cities – Technical Program Director
  • Torey Arvik of Sonomaceuticals/WholeVine Products, California – Director
  • Anna Katharine Mansfield* of Cornell University, New York – Director
  • Michelle Moyer of Washington State University, Prosser – Director
  • Anita Oberholster of University of California, Davis – Director
  • James Osborne* of Oregon State University, Corvallis – Director
  • R. Keith Streigler of E. & J. Gallo Winery, California – Director

*indicates newly elected board member as of July 1, 2019

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70th ASEV National Conference Photos, Abstracts and On-Demand Video

The buzz from the last conference in Napa is still lingering. The camaraderie, the networking, the wines, the fantastic speakers and the technical programs can’t be recaptured but there are photos and a compilation summary of the research presentations in the technical abstracts.

ASEV members can now view the international presentations from the Oak Symposium speakers online by clicking this link. In addition, videos of past symposia international speakers are available to members for free at

Audio recording can be purchased of all sessions and the Oak Symposium. Click here to purchase.

Technical abstracts are available for download here.

Visit to see the pictures taken in Napa in June.

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2020 Joint Conference with ASEV National and ASEV Eastern Section in Portland

Next year’s event will be a Joint ASEV National Conference and ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Mark your calendars and save the date for June 15-18, 2020.

We hope to see you in Portland!

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2019 Best Student Presentation Award Winners

Six students received recognition for their oral, poster and flash talk presentations at the 70th ASEV National Conference in June.


  • Oral: Andrej Svyantek (North Dakota State University, Fargo), Growth Chamber Analysis of Dormancy Acclimation Responses Within NDSU Grape Germplasm
  • Poster: Anna Hermes (University of Colorado, Boulder), Fire, Water, and Wine: Effects of the North Bay Fires on Napa Valley Vineyard Soil Carbon and Sulfur Losses
  • Flash Talk: Patrick Kenney (University of Missouri, Columbia), Drosophila Egg and Larval Stages Cause Sour Rot Symptoms at Same Rate as Adults


  • Oral: Courtney Tanabe (University of California, Davis), Elemental Analysis of the Changes in Metal Profiles During Winemaking
  • Poster: Jarrad Golihue (University of Kentucky, Lexington), Evaluating the Influence of White Rot Fungi on Volatiles Produced by Quercus Alba Barrel Staves
  • Flash Talk: Thi Nguyen (University of California, Davis,) Evaluating Wine Oxidation Using Spectrophotometric Iron Speciation

Awards were made possible thanks to the generous support of Lallemand (for enology) and the Best Student Presentation Awards Committee chaired by Carmen Gispert of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside County

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ASEV Awarded $107,500 in Scholarships to 37 Students

Each year, ASEV awards scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology, viticulture or a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to the wine and grape industry. For 2019, 37 students throughout North America received a total of $107,500 to help support their academic pursuits and provide an introduction into the grape and wine industry. For a full list of the 2019-2020 scholarship recipients, click here.

ASEV Awarded $107,500 in Scholarships to 37 Students ASEV Awarded $107,500 in Scholarships to 37 Students

Among the 37 students are the ASEV Presidents’ Award for Scholarship in Enology and Viticulture recipients, Sarah Mayfield from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Enology), and Joshua VanderWeide from Michigan State University, East Lansing (Viticulture). Click here to watch their videos.

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Volunteering with ASEV

Here at ASEV, volunteers are the heart of the organization and essential to our success. Our board and committee members are all volunteers. They continually use their voices to shape and influence the wine and grape industry. We’d love to have you join us. Click here to find out how you can be a part of this community.