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.
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.
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winemaking, business, operations, marketing, public relations
and, this year, a discussion focusing on regulatory updates that
are mandatory for future operations. Additionally,
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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
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