Press release Sacramento, CA

Keynote at the 2021 ASEV Conference to Address Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide in Wine

Davis, Calif., May 19, 2021…. Dr. Gavin Sacks, Professor and Associate Chair of Food Science at Cornell University, New York, will be the keynote speaker for the 72nd ASEV National Conference. His address, “Reducible Complexity – The Knowns and Unknowns of Hydrogen Sulfide and Sulfur Dioxide in Wine,” will take place at the 72nd ASEV National Conference on Tuesday, June 22, at 10:30 a.m. This year’s conference is a virtual event, with early registration ending on June 15.

Dr. Sacks’ research interests are in developing and utilizing state-of-the-art approaches for analysis of trace-level components associated with food and beverage quality, especially in wine. He teaches courses related to wine flavor chemistry and analysis, and has co-authored a textbook on wine chemistry. He was the recipient of the AJEV Best Viticulture Paper in 2015.

“I’m very pleased to have this opportunity,” said Dr. Sacks. “I came from a background outside of wine and grapes, and I was struck at my first ASEV meeting in 2008 by how welcoming the community was to new faces.”

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. The ASEV National Conference is a forum for sharing and disseminating the latest scientific information relevant to winemaking and grape growing. For more information about the 72nd ASEV National Conference, taking place as a virtual conference on June 21-24, 2021, visit For the full program listing, click here. To register for the conference, click here.