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.
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;
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
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.
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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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