About ASEV


About the American Society for Enology and Viticulture

The American Society for Enology and Viticulture (the sciences of winemaking and grape growing) is a 501 (c)(6), tax exempt professional society dedicated to the interests of enologists, viticulturists, and others in the fields of wine and grape research and production throughout the world. Our membership includes professionals from wineries, vineyards, academic institutions and organizations.

Formed in 1950, and originally composed of researchers from the University of California and California winemakers, the ASEV has held a steady growth over the years. We currently have 2200 members, 100 Industrial Affiliates (companies), and two chapters: an Eastern U.S. Chapter and the ASEV Japan Chapter.

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Another Successful Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

ASEV is one of the two co-organizers of the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, along with the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG). The Unified, held annually in Sacramento, continues to bring the U.S. wine and grape industry together. With informative sessions and nearly 700 exhibitors, it continues to be the essential show to attend to stay abreast of the latest information, insights and resources needed to remain competitive.

The January event showcased a keynote luncheon with Lance Winters, Master Distiller at St. George Spirits; sessions on how cannabis impacts the industry, a deeper look into Rosé and vineyard pest diseases; and Technology Thursday, where speakers looked at the impact and implementation of technology in the vineyards, laboratories and wineries. These are just a glimpse of what took place at the three-day event. Check out the photos from this year’s Unified Symposium.

Next year, the Unified Symposium is temporarily moving to Cal Expo due to the Sacramento Convention Center’s remodeling project, which will shut it down for a full year. For more information about this temporary move, click here for the FAQs.

We hope you can join us next year at Cal Expo on February 4-6, 2020.

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Services We Provide

  • Annual online subscription (calendar year) to the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture (AJEV), including online access to full AJEV archives beginning 1950
  • ASEV National Conference, with technical sessions, research forums, symposia and industry seminars annually in June
  • Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, presented by the ASEV and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is held annually in January
  • Scholarship program for students studying enology, viticulture or a directly related field offered to eligible students through
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ASEV Mission

Updated 3/23/2018

As an international community of wine and grape professionals, the Society promotes industry vitality through the exchange of information and support of research and education. We host a variety of platforms for the dissemination of basic and applied research as well as the examination of emerging issues shaping the industry. ASEV’s core strengths are continuous improvement, professional growth, and the elevation of the next generation of student scholars.

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ASEV Staff

Dan Howard – Executive Director
Raquel Abad – Managing Editor
Daniel Friedlander – Publications & Technology Coordinator
Barbara Johns – Association Services Coordinator
Rosemary O’Brien – Publications Coordinator
Laurie Radcliff – Office Coordinator
Jen Smalley – Event & Trade Show Manager
Dean Spencer – Administrative Assistant
Michelle Taillon – Event Coordinator