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ASEV Platform – January 2020

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Sensory Scientist Dr. Hildegarde Heymann Confirmed as the 2020 ASEV Merit Award Recipient

Hildegarde Heymann We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Hildegarde Heymann of the University of California, Davis, has been confirmed as the 2020 ASEV Merit Award recipient. She will be presenting “Forty Years of Wine and Sensory Science” at the Joint 71st ASEV National Conference and 45th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, on June 15-18, 2020.

Dr. Heymann is a sensory scientist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Formerly a professor at the University of Missouri, she has worked on all areas of sensory science and evaluated numerous food and non-food products, including wine, meat, ice cream, cereals, juices, cat litter, soap and toothpaste. At UC Davis, Dr. Heymann continued her work with descriptive analysis methodology and multivariate data analyses. She also worked on spirits such as gin, mescal, tequila and whiskies, food-wine interactions, wine color perception, fruit, such as raisins, melons, tomatoes, figs and strawberries. Additionally, she is working with her Viticulture and Enology colleagues on the sensory evaluation of grapes and wines.

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2020 Call for Abstracts for the Joint 71st ASEV National Conference and 45th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting Due February 18th

The Call for Abstracts for the Joint 71st ASEV National Conference and 45th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting is now open. Submissions must be received online by February 18, 2020.

The 2020 joint conference will take place on June 15-18, 2020, at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon. The technical abstracts that are accepted will be presented June 17 and 18, 2020.

Submit your abstract online now!

For more information, click here or email

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Receive Email Alerts for Catalyst and the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV)

Catalyst cover Learn about the latest research articles from ASEV’s Catalyst: Discovery into Action (online only) and the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (online and print) by receiving alerts in your inbox. It’s a simple sign-up.

Catalyst alert sign-up: click here.

AJEV alert sign-up: click here.

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ASEV Members Receive Discounted Rates for the 2020 Unified Symposium

ASEV members have the benefit of reduced registration rates at events and conferences hosted by the Society. The 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, which takes place on February 4-6 at Cal Expo in Sacramento, hosts 700 exhibitors showcasing the latest technological advances and professional services as well as sessions in grapegrowing, winemaking, business, operations, marketing, public relations and, this year, a discussion focusing on regulatory updates that are mandatory for future operations. Additionally, Spanish-language sessions, including ones that offer CEUs, are available on Thursday, February 6. For more information on the program offered at Unified Symposium, click here.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jeff O’Neill of O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, who will give a candid talk about the many challenges and opportunities facing the wine industry today, including consolidation, consumer trend shifts, increased competition and more.

The Unified Symposium was built by the joint input of growers, vintners and allied industry members to serve as a clearinghouse of information important to wine and grape industry professionals. The Unified Symposium is in its 26th year and co-hosted by ASEV and the California Association for Winegrape Growers.

Register today for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium as an ASEV member and save! If you’re not a member, join now to receive the benefits.

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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. 

zelma long Zelma Long, Winemaking Partner at Vilafonté:

“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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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.