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ASEV Platform – March 2019

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First Joint Yeast Symposium Is Weeks Away!

The first joint symposium on Yeast and Fermented Beverage Flavor is only weeks away! The two-and-half-day symposium, co-hosted by American Society of Brewing Chemists (ASBC) and American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), is set to take place on April 24-26 at the Oxford Suites Sonoma County Hotel in Rohnert Park, California.

The symposium will investigate yeast’s impact on beer, wine and other fermented beverage flavors through topics like the effect of terroir, genetics, nutrient input, and funky co-fermentations with yeast interspecies and yeast hybrids on fermented beverage flavors. Welcoming the attendees is a Tuesday night reception and tasting. Bookend keynote presentations will provide a historical perspective on all yeast – where it’s been and where it’s going. The opening keynote presentation on Wednesday will cover industrial fermentation and aroma control while the closing keynote presentation on Friday will address how the yeast genome is being written. In addition to the keynotes, there will be several sessions and workshops as well as opportunities to taste wine, beer and cider in the context of yeast strain and the species’ impact on the production of fermentation secondary metabolites. For the full program schedule and detailed information, click here.  Registration includes a dinner and tour of the Russian River Brewing Company.

For more information about the symposium and registration, click here.

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70th ASEV National Conference Preview

Mark your calendars! The 70th ASEV National Conference is taking place in Napa, California, on June 17-20, 2019. Registration will open in April.

Highlighting this year’s conference is the one-day Oak Symposium; Merit Award Presentation by Dr. Sara Spayd, Professor Emerita at North Carolina State University, Raleigh; Extension Distinction Award Presentation by Dr. Monica Cooper from the University of California Cooperative Extension, Napa County; a presentation by the Honorary Research Lecturer, Dr. Susan Ebeler from the University of California, Davis; and the early career member luncheon speaker, Corey Beck from Francis Ford Coppola Presents.

In addition, there will be a keynote presentation, research reports (submitted through Call for Abstracts), outreach seminar and newly formatted student flash talks. Supplier displays will be on-site as well as hospitality events such as the regional wine reception and early career member lunch.

Unique and limited sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available now. Click here to reserve today!

Check the website regularly for more updates.

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ASEV Selects 2019 Best Enology and Viticulture Papers

Congratulations to our 2019 Best Paper Award Winners! The selected papers are highlighted and available for free at www.ajevonline.org. The authors are presented with a plaque and monetary award, and will also be presenting their papers during the 70th ASEV National Conference.

Best Enology Paper: “Impact of Yeast Flocculation and Biofilm Formation on Yeast-Fungus Coadhesion in a Novel Immobilization System,” by Jaime Moreno-Garcia, Teresa Garcia-Martinez, Juan Moreno, Juan Carlos Mauricio, Minami Ogawa, Peter Luong, and Linda Bisson.

Best Viticulture Paper: “Nitrogen Requirements of Pinot noir Based on Growth Parameters, Must Composition, and Fermentation Behavior,” by R. Paul Schreiner, James Osborne, and Patricia A. Skinkis.

Thanks to the hard work of the ASEV Best Paper Awards Committee, who voluntarily committed their time, they were able to select one paper in the field of enology and one in the field of viticulture, which they deemed outstanding in content and provided a substantial contribution to the field. Each year, the committee completes an evaluation of all research papers published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture for the prior year.

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Another Successful Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

ASEV is one of the two co-organizers of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, along with the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG). The Unified, held annually in Sacramento, continues to bring the U.S. wine and grape industry together. With informative sessions and nearly 700 exhibitors, it continues to be the essential show to attend to stay abreast of the latest information, insights and resources needed to remain competitive.

The January event showcased a keynote luncheon with Lance Winters, Master Distiller at St. George Spirits; sessions on how cannabis impacts the industry, a deeper look into Rosé and vineyard pest diseases; and Technology Thursday, where speakers looked at the impact and implementation of technology in the vineyards, laboratories and wineries. These are just a glimpse of what took place at the three-day event. Check out the photos from this year’s Unified Symposium.

Next year, the Unified Symposium is temporarily moving to Cal Expo due to the Sacramento Convention Center’s remodeling project, which will shut it down for a full year. For more information about this temporary move, click here for the FAQs.

We hope you can join us next year at Cal Expo on February 4-6, 2020.

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Latest Technical Liaison Committee Minutes Available

The Technical Liaison Committee met last October, and the minutes are now available. ASEV members can now access the October 2018 minutes from the ASEV website by clicking here. Member login is required.

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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. 

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