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Facts on Arsenic in Food and Beverages Including Wine
 Arsenic (As) is naturally found in soil and ground water. As such it is taken up by
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On the Road in Santa Barbara, Thursday November 5, 2015
These educational seminars serve to not only communicate to the California wine industry the research being done here at UC Davis, but also serves as a way to listen to the industry. We are continuously trying to make sure that the research we perform is relevant and useful to the wine industry. We have been on the road in Napa, Sonoma, Paso Robles, and Lodi and if we havent come to your area, Im sure we will be there in the next year or two. If you havent seen us, feel free to email us and suggest a location and some topics of interest. In addition, we also host tours of our facilities and educational events for wine industry groups.

Request Tracker (RT) Introduction
A brief introduction to the Cluster ticketing system for support issues.

Making News

vines VEN researchers' recycled winery wastewater work covered by Capital Public Radio
Kerri Steenwerth's work with Maya Buelow and others in the Department of Land, Air and Water Resources is receiving attention from local media and beyond.

 Catena Institute of Wine and UC Davis Host "The Future of Wine Science," A Joint Educational Conference
The Catena Institute of Wine, in partnership with the department of viticulture and enology at University of California, Davis, hosted "The Future of Wine Science," a joint educational conference on August 31, 2015. Held at the Davis campus, the program highlighted the Institute's 20-year journey to elevate Argentine wine and its collaboration with UC Davis in the study of Malbec and phylloxera.

 Catena Wine's Measure Of Influence In Argentina (Podcast)
Laura Catena was pissed off.

It was 1995 at a prestigious tasting in New York, where she was pouring her familys Bodega Catena Zapata wines. It was the first time that an Argentinian winery was invited to participate in the event, and one guest after another passed by her table. They used her spit bucket but, when she offered to pour them a taste of wine, they refused.

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 UC Davis seeks to turn little water into wine
The main vineyard at the University of California, Davis, currently relies on 4 to 6 gallons of water to produce each gallon of wine. As soon as next year, researchers hope new technologies can reduce that vineyard demand to as little as 1 gallon of water per gallon of wine.

roger boulton and dave block UC Davis aids winemakers in sustainability
Ten large, shiny tanks stand near the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis, holding more than a year of rainwater and the key to processing food and drink during a drought. The water tanks, and the teaching-and-research winery they support, are showing students and winemakers throughout the world how to reduce processing costs, improve wine quality, and protect the planets dwindling natural resources.

outlook cover VEN and FST professors featured on cover of CAES' Outlook magazine
A partnership between UC Davis and Agilent Technologies brought together Agilent employee Jenny Nelson and professors Alyson Mitchell of FST and Susan Ebeler of VEN. Nelson is an Adjunct Professor in VEN and offers expertise on equipment her company provided to the UC Davis Food Safety and Measurement Facility.

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Department Computer Lab - VEN Computing Lab - Rules
All currently registered Department of Viticulture & Enology students are eligible to use the computer lab.