Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research

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Edited By: Terry Lee, OAM

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Online ISSN: 1755-0238

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    Version of Record online: 16 JAN 2018 | DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12334

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    M. Gatti, F.J. Pirez, T. Frioni, C. Squeri and S. Poni

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    X.Z. Lin, Z.G. He, W.X. Li, X.Y. Ren, X.F. Guan and Z.C. Liang

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  4. Chemical and sensory profiling of Shiraz wines co-fermented with commercial non-Saccharomyces inocula

    A. Hranilovic, S. Li, P.K. Boss, K. Bindon, R. Ristic, P. R. Grbin, T. Van der Westhuizen and V. Jiranek

    Version of Record online: 28 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12320

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    ASVO 2017 Awards for Excellence (pages 3–5)

    Version of Record online: 27 DEC 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/ajgw.12332


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ASVO announces winners of Awards for Excellence

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) recognises professional excellence in viticulture, winemaking and research through its annual Awards for Excellence. ASVO President, Dr Mardi Longbottom said, “The ASVO Award recipients have made outstanding contributions to the Australian wine industry through the implementation and promotion of innovative practices and processes to enhance Australian grape and wine production”. The ASVO Awards were presented to the winners at an awards ceremony at Carrick Hill on the 14th November 2017.

The ASVO Viticulturist of the year, was awarded Liz Riley, owner and operator of Vitibit, a viticultural consultancy based in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Liz was recognised for her expertise in the sustainable management of vineyard pests and diseases including her contribution to numerous research, development and extension projects focussed on fungicide resistance, practical implementation and recommendations for effective pest and disease control.

The ASVO Winemaker of the Year was awarded to Mike Hayes, Viticulturist and Winemaker of Symphony Hill Wines in the Granite Belt, Queensland. Mike has worked persistently for the past decade to understand and promote alternative varieties and associated innovative winemaking practices and he has actively sought to extend his knowledge nationally.

Two awards were presented for research papers published in the ASVO’s Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. The winning viticulture paper was authored by Mark Sosnowski of the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) and colleagues M. R. Ayres, T. J. Wicks and E. S. Scott. The paper ‘Developing pruning wound protection strategies for managing Eutypa dieback’ appealed to the judging panel because of the demand for technical information to support remedial action against trunk disease nationally.

The best oenology paper was awarded to Simone Vincenzi of the University of Padova, Italy and his colleagues D. Gazzola, M. Marangon, G. Pasini and A. Curioni. The paper, ‘Grape seed extract: the first protein-based fining agent endogenous to grapes’ was selected by the judging panel because of the novel, practical and timely approach taken to find an alternative wine fining agent.

ASVO Award recipients are nominated by ASVO-appointed selection committees comprised of individuals who themselves are distinguished in the fields of viticulture and oenology who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision.

ASVO Awards 2017

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ASVO announces new President and changes to the Board

The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) today announced that Dr Anthony Robinson, Treasury Wine Estates, has been appointed President of the ASVO. Upon accepting the appointment Dr Robinson said, “I am honoured to be elected and look forward to building on the legacy of the Society, promoting education, providing forums for professional development, and enhancing the exchange of technical information.”

Dr Robinson is joined by newly elected Directors Chris Brodie, Wingara Wine Group and Brooke Howell, Yalumba Family Vignerons. Kristy Bartrop, Casella Family Brands, has taken on the role of Treasurer while Matt Holdstock, AWRI, continues in the role of Secretary and Public officer.

“I would like to thank outgoing President, Dr Mardi Longbottom, for her hard work and dedication to the Society. Her insight and focus has been invaluable during her term as President. I’m particularly pleased that she has been re-elected for her third term on the board and will take on the role of Vice President on the new Board where she can continue to be a great source of wisdom and guidance,” added Dr Robinson.

The ASVO would also like to thank outgoing Directors, Brett McClen and Dr Mike Trought. Brett has made an outstanding contribution to the Board having served as Vice President, Treasurer and Chair of the Mildura program committee over a four year period. Mike provided valuable experience and insight to the Board bringing a global perspective to discussions during his term.

The new ASVO Board members are:

Dr Anthony Robinson

Dr Mardi Longbottom
Vice President

Ms Kristy Bartrop
(Regional Director, NSW)

Matt Holdstock
Secretary & Public Officer

Assoc. Prof. Paul Grbin
(Regional Director, SA)

Mr David Wollan
(Regional Director VIC)

Dr Fiona Kerslake
(Regional Director WA, QLD & TAS)

Chris Brodie

Brooke Howell

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