Press release Davis, CA

ASEV Announces 2020 Best Student Award Winners

DAVIS, Calif., July 29, 2020…Due to the cancelation of its National Conference, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) had to find creative ways on how to handle student activities and presentations that are normally held during the conference. This year, students were required to submit a video to be considered for the 2020 Best Student Presentation Awards, and because of Lallemand’s generous sponsorship, was able to give awards to six students.

This year’s 2020 Best Student Video Presentation Award recipients are as follows:

For Viticulture:

  • First Place – Andrew Harner, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, for “Preliminary Insights into Grapevine Ecophysical Responses to Spotted Lanternfly Population Density in Pennsylvania”
  • Second Place – Harper Smith, University of Missouri, Columbia, for “Potential Insect Vectors of Grapevine Red Blotch Virus in Missouri Vineyards”
  • Third Place – Andrej Svyantek, North Dakota State University, Fargo, for “Observations on Inheritance of Lacinate Leaves in Hybrid Grapevine Populations Derived from “Chasselas Cioutat’”

For Enology:

  • First Place – Rachel Allison, Cornell University, New York, for “Glutathione Increases Formation of Unstable Copper-Sulfhydryl Complexes Capable of Releasing H2S During Bottle Storage”
  • Second Place – Demetra Perry, Cornell University, New York, for “Effects of Pre-Fermentative Treatments on Juice Fermentation Kinetics, Color Extraction, and Volatile Composition
  • Third Place – Hannah Charnock, Brock University, Canada, for “Impact of Production Method on Metal Content in Sparkling Wines”

The winning videos can be viewed online at

Founded in 1950 by a group of researchers and winemakers, the ASEV is dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world.  For more information visit