RAVE 2012 Agenda

8:00am – 8:30am              Registration - Coffee and Pastries        

8:30                        Introductory Remarks: Anita Oberholster

8:45                        Vineyard Environmental Footprints: A case study in Lodi and Napa:
Kerri Steenwerth

9:10                        Flash talk ([GAR+] A Novel Prion Affects Fermentation Dynamics of Wine Yeast Strains: Gordon Walker)

9:15                        Exposed canopy during ripening, low yield, and vine balance: how do they impact
                               methoxypryrazines in fruit?: Mark Matthews

9:40                        Flash talk (Tracing grape berry phenolics via in situ phenylalanine label: Alex Chassy)

9:45                        Effects of water deficit on water transport physiology of grapevines:
Andrew McElrone

10:15am – 10:30am           Break  

10:30                      What do DNA base technologies really tell you?: David Mills

10:55                      Flash talk (Analytical Approaches for Targeted Analysis of Volatiles in Grapes and Wines: Anna Hjelmeland)

11:00                      Geospatial Variation in Grape Quality: Problem or Paradigm?: David Smart

11:25                      Flash talk (Analysis of lipid compositional changes during alcoholic fermentation in industrial yeast strains with varying ethanol tolerance: Clark Henderson)

11:30                      Breeding disease resistant winegrapes: Andy Walker

12:00pm – 1:00pm            Hosted Lunch  - Freeborn Hall

1:00                        The effect of filtration on the sensory properties of red and white wines:
David Block

1:25                        Flash talk (Assessing Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in a Vineyard: Effects of Cover Cropping and Conservation Tillage: David Smart)

1:30                        How wine blending affects the sensory properties of red wine: Helene Hopfer

1:55                        Flash talk (Effect of Altitude on Anthocyanin Concentration: Fernando Buscema)

2:00                        The Cypress Semiconductor Wireless Fermenters - 1st year performance and next steps: Roger Boulton

2:30pm – 2:45pm              Break  

2:45                        Flavor chemistry in grapes and wines: Sue Ebeler

3:10                            Flash talk (Evaluating the Spatial Heterogeneity of Phenolic Profiles in a Pilot-Scale Red Wine Fermentation: Max Reichwage)

3:15                        Recent studies of the effect of closure oxygen transfer rate (OTR) on wine composition: Andrew Waterhouse

3:40                        Flash talk (Next-generation Sequencing Reveals Massive Bacterial Diversity in Botrytized Wines: Nickolas Bokulich)

3:45                        Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building update: David Block

4:15pm – 5:00pm              Poster Session / Wine Social