The Department of Viticulture and Enology has been developing a comprehensive plan for enhanced communication and extension activities. Currently we have multiple vehicles for communication and outreach and our goal is to avoid duplication of effort and join these communications activities under one unit. The programs currently offered under the auspices of Trellis Alliance, such as RAVE, will be folded into the newly created "VENSource" - a new System for OUtreach, Research Communication and Extension (SOURCE). In the future you will be receiving emails from VENSource as the Trellis Alliance list has been folded into the larger VENSource list. This will allow us to unite all communication activities under one unit. VENSource includes an industry advisory board and, as you may have noticed, we are starting to launch new programs, such as the Wine Flavor 101 series with guidance from that group. As always we appreciate any feedback or comments that you might have.
Linda F. Bisson, Professor
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California, Davis
Davis CA 95616