Pierce’s Disease and Brettanomyces Articles Receive ASEV Best Paper Award.
“Pierce’s Disease Symptoms: Comparison with Symptoms of Water Deficit and the Impact of Water Deficits” has been awarded the best viticulture paper published in AJEV in 2006. Authors Eleanor Thorne, Joshua Stevenson, Thomas Rost, John Labavitch, and Mark Matthews conducted the research at the University of California, Davis.
The best enology paper, “Genetic and Physiological Characterization of Brettanomyces bruxellensis Strains Isolated from Wines,” was authored by Lorenza Conterno, Lucy Joseph, Torey Arvik, Thomas Henick-Kling, and Linda Bisson, and represented a collaborative effort between Cornell University and UC Davis.
Each year the ASEV Best Paper Committee reviews all research articles published in the AJEV and determines one viticulture and one enology paper that reflects outstanding research and a substantial contribution to its field. The 2007 committee was Michael Silacci (Chair), Opus One Winery; Brooks Painter, V Sattui Winery; Greg Adams, Adams Viticultural Consulting; Jean-Emmanuel Danjoy, Opus One; and Celia Masyczek, Masyczek Consulting. The authors received recognition and a monetary award at the ASEV Annual Meeting.