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ASEV Platform – March 2017

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Inaugural Issue of Catalyst Debuted

The first issue of ASEV’s second peer-reviewed publication, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, was debuted last month. The online publication is a free benefit for ASEV members, but this first issue is free for non-members as well. The issue contains articles on mechanical harvesting, creation and use of a Brettanomyces Aroma Wheel, Lactobacillus kunkeei as a wine spoilage agent and bee probiotic, and yeast hybrids in winemaking. To read the articles or for more information about the Catalyst, go to

If you’re interested in submitting an article for Catalyst in text or video format, click here.

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ASEV Selects 2017 Best Enology and Viticulture Papers

The selected papers are highlighted on and are available for free. Authors will be presented with a plaque and monetary award, with the generous support of J. Lohr Vineyards, at the 68th ASEV National Conference. An author from each paper will also give a 30-minute presentation during the National Conference.

Best Enology Paper: “Effects of Vineyard and Winemaking Practices Impacting Berry Size on Evolution of Phenolics during Winemaking” by L. Federico Casassa of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, and Richard C. Larsen and James F. Harbertson both of Washington State University, Tri-Cities.

Best Viticulture Paper: “Effect of Postharvest Defoliation on Carbon and Nitrogen Resources of High-Yielding Sauvignon blanc Grapevines” by Marc M. Greven, Sue M. Neal, D. Stuart Tustin, Helen Boldingh and Jeff Bennett of the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, and Maria Carmo Vasconcelos of Eastern Institute of Technology.

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Listen to Prominent Industry Experts at the ASEV National Conference

ASEV’s National Conference brings together world renowned experts in the fields of grapegrowing and winemaking who will share a deeper scientific understanding of the issues affecting the industry today. This summer, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from the leading experts in smoke taint effects, grapevine breeding for disease resistance, viticulture extension programs and applied physiology in support of viticulture.

Check out the daily schedule for the latest program listings including:

  • Merit Award Presentation: “The Southwestern Vitis – a Grape Breeding Motherlode” by Dr. Andrew Walker, University of California, Davis
  • ASEV Extension Distinction Award Presentation: “Preparation and Delivery of Viticulture Extension on the Frontier” by Larry Bettiga, University of California Cooperative Extension, Monterey County
  • Honorary Research Lecturer: “Perspectives on Applied Physiology in Support of Viticulture” by Dr. Alan Lakso, Cornell University, New York
  • Keynote Presentation: “Seeing Through the Haze – Insights into Smoke Taint Impacts in Wine” by Dr. Mark Krstic, Australian Wine Research Institute
  • New Understandings in Wine Oxidation Chemistry Symposium
  • Research Reports (submitted through Call for Abstracts)
  • AJEV Best Paper Author Presentations
  • Student Flash Talks
  • Washington Regional Wine Reception
  • Industry Seminars
  • Outreach Seminar – Smoke Taint
  • Supplier Displays
  • Early Career Member Lunch
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23rd Unified Symposium Ends on a High Note

Many industry professionals descended upon Sacramento last January for the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. Take a look at what took place. The Sacramento Convention Center was packed. We hope you’ll join us next year when the 2018 Unified Symposium will once again be held at the Sacramento Convention Center on January 23-25.

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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.

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Become a Member

Access to decades of peer-reviewed research, discounted fees to the Unified Symposium, the ASEV National Conference and other ASEV sponsored professional development events, and videos on-demand are just some of the membership benefits you can enjoy. Interested in finding out more? Click here or call us at (530) 753-3142.