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ASEV Platform – October 2017

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ASEV Extends Support to Wine Communities Affected By Wildfires

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture is deeply saddened by the unexpected loss of lives, properties and livelihood in the recent Northern California fires. Our hearts go out to our friends and colleagues affected by this devastating event. As communities make the transition and begin to rebuild, ASEV extends our support. Contact us at or call us at (530) 753-3142 and let us know how we can support you during this difficult time.

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ASEV Honors Past President and Winemaker Dennis Martin with Memorial Scholarship for Enology Students

ASEV mourns the loss of Dennis ‘Denny’ Martin of Healdsburg, California, who passed away on August 13, 2017, from prostate cancer. He was a winemaker for Fetzer Vineyards for three decades, a sought-after wine judge for competitions throughout the country, and ASEV past president in 2001-2002.

As a tribute to his legacy, ASEV and its board members announced the Dennis Martin Enology Memorial Scholarship that will award a top enology student annually, starting in the academic year 2018/2019. We thank those in the industry that supported the scholarship by contributing monetary gifts. Additional contributions are welcome. Please contact us if you are interested.

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Unified Symposium Registration and Housing Opens Next Week

The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will open its registration and housing on Tuesday, October 24 at 9 a.m. (PDT).

Visit the website for the latest information and registration and housing details.

This is a good time to remind members to renew their ASEV dues for 2018 when invoices are sent November 1. Members who attend the National Conference and Unified Symposium can recoup their entire dues in exclusive member discounts alone. Click here to renew your membership beginning November 1 and save on your Unified Symposium registration.

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Merit Award Nominations Due Nov. 1

Deadline to nominate for the Merit Award is fast approaching. This notable award honors an individual who has contributed to the progress and advancement of enology and viticulture in an outstanding and distinguished manner for the Society and/or wine industry. If you know someone who you feel deserves this recognition, the deadline to nominate is November 1.

 Click here to submit your nomination for the Merit Award.

Recent award recipients include Andy WalkerDouglas O. Adams, E.B. “Pete” Downs, Linda Bisson, Jim Wolpert, Roger Boulton and Jerry Lohr. For a complete list of Merit Award recipients, click here.

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Extension Distinction Award Nominations Due Nov. 1

Nominations for the ASEV Extension Distinction Award are due November 1. This award recognizes a current extension educator based on his or her outstanding contribution to (1) information in enology and viticulture through his or her program, or (2) the translation of novel research findings into commercially applicable tools for enologists or viticulturists.

Those who submitted in 2017 need not re-nominate. Nominations from 2017 that were not chosen have been saved and will be considered for 2018.

To submit your nomination for the Extension Distinction Award, click here.

Recent award recipients include Larry Bettiga, Bruce Zoecklein, Matthew Fidelibus and Terry Bates.

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Welcome to New Members and Industrial Affiliates

Click on the link below for new ASEV Members and Industrial Affiliates who joined ASEV as of:

September 2017

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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.