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ASEV Platform – October 2018

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Make Your Voice Heard and Enter Your Nomination for ASEV Awards
Nominations Due November 1

Do you know of groundbreaking works in enology or viticulture that deserve to be recognized? Let others know by nominating that person for an ASEV award.

Please submit your nomination for the following awards:

  • Merit Award: Outstanding individual achievement in the field of enology or viticulture
  • Extension Distinction Award: Current extension educator, based on his or her outstanding contribution of (1) information in enology or viticulture through his or her extension program, or (2) the translation of a novel research findings into commercially applicable tools for enologists or viticulturists

If there’s a professor or an industry professional who deserves accolades, there’s no better compliment than a nomination from a colleague who recognizes their impact in enology or viticulture. Don’t go another year without putting their name in the hat. Let ASEV know that this person deserves to be recognized.

Take part in the process and place your nomination by November 1. Click on the appropriate award above for the nomination form.

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ASEV Remembers Merit Award Recipient Stan Howell

Beloved ASEV member and Michigan State University Horticulture Professor, Dr. Gordon Stanley Howell, Jr., was laid to rest in August. According to his obituary, Dr. Howell “did not believe that one had to be boring in order to be serious.”

Dr. Howell was an ASEV member since 1970, and received the Honorary Research Lecturer in 1999 and the Merit Award in 2007. As a viticulturist, he shaped winemaking and grapegrowing techniques used in Michigan that have become elemental to the industry. The impact of his research efforts is seen by the dramatic shift of the types of grapes used in Michigan four decades ago compared to today. Dr. Howell’s work opened the door to new understandings in climate and grapegrowing, maximizing the production of high-quality grapes.

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Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s Housing and Registration Opens October 23

Housing and Registration for the 2019 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium will open on Tuesday, October 23, at 9 a.m. (PDT). The Unified Symposium will take place January 29-31, 2019, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Program chair Tom Collins and co-chair Nichola Hall share what to expect for the upcoming Unified Symposium in a 6-minute video. For an overview of the Spanish sessions, Dr. Leticia Chacón-Rodríguez walks you through their program development. For more detailed information, visit the website at

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ASEV and ASBC Present their First Joint Symposium on Yeast and Fermented Beverage Flavor in April 2019

Mark your calendars for the first joint symposium with the American Society of Brewing Chemists and ASEV on yeast and fermented beverage flavor. The symposium will take place at the Oxford Suites Sonoma County Hotel in Rohnert Park, California, April 24-26, 2019.

This multi-day event will discuss emerging and relevant research in the areas of yeast aroma and flavor in fermented beverages over the past decade. For more information about the program and speakers, click here or visit

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Advertise Online in the Catalyst

Advertising opportunities are available on the Catalyst: Discovery into Practice journal website. These ads are seen by grapegrowers, vineyard managers, winemakers, and others in the industry. For more information, please contact Rosemary O’Brien or download the Advertising Insertion Order Form.

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New Members and Industrial Affiliates

We are excited to welcome our new ASEV members and Industrial Affiliates. Click here to see which of your colleagues have joined ASEV as of August and September 2018.

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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.