Press release Davis, CA

ASEV Debuts Inaugural Issue of Second Peer-Reviewed Publication

Davis, Calif., February 15, 2017…Bridging the gap between basic research and practical application, the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) debuts today the first issue of its second peer-reviewed journal, Catalyst: Discovery into Practice.

The online publication is a free benefit to all ASEV members, and the first issue will be free to non-members as well. It contains articles on mechanical harvesting, creation and use of a Brettanomyces Aroma Wheel, Lactobacillus kunkeei as a wine spoilage agent and bee probiotic, and yeast hybrids in winemaking.

“We’re excited about this new phase in ASEV publishing, with Catalyst responding to our members who are looking for a high quality journal to help translate technical scientific research into practical solutions that are applicable by the industry,” says Executive Director Dan Howard.

ASEV’s flagship journal, the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV), publishes original foundational research in grape and wine production with a focus on “research to discovery.” Catalyst completes the continuum and will focus on presenting fundamental applications from the scientific disciplines that sustain and advance winemaking and grapegrowing. This online publication will consider text and video-based submissions.

For more information about Catalyst: Discovery into Practice, go to