Making News

bisson Dr. Linda Bisson retires after 32 years in the Department
For 32 years, Linda taught wine production, the biology of yeast, and graduate courses in genetics.

winery Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff
Chik Brenneman to receive CAES' Award of Distinction for staff

Recent Publications of VEN faculty
Recent Publications of VEN faculty

Dragomira VEN undergad Dragomira Zheleva wins Outstanding Senior Award
VEN undergad Dragomira Zheleva wins Outstanding Senior Award

glasses Recap of Wine Flavor 101 events
Two Wine Flavor 101 events were held recently: one in May on recognizing non-microbial taints, and one in July on emerging varietals.

Nathan and spencer Teaching and Research Winery and Vineyard Updates
Harvest, staffing and tackling Pierce's Disease: Chik Brenneman fills us in on the latest from the winery.

diners The 2017 Winkler Dinner
The 2017 Winkler Dinner was held on May 20 in the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Instiute Olive Grove. The dinner, named in honor of the late professor and former Chair of the UC Davis V&E Department Albert J. Winkler, is the annual fundraiser organized and staffed by the students of the Davis Enology and Viticulture Organization (DEVO).

walker Research Spot Light on Dr. Andy Walker: Classical Breeding is Conquering Pierce's Disease
Dr. Walker's lab works on combating grapevine pest and disease problems by breeding resistant rootstocks and fruiting varieties.

VEN class VEN 3: Introduction to Winemaking in France
The summer session of Introduction to Winemaking (VEN 3) partners with the U.C. Davis Summer Abroad program to offer the course in France.

leong VEN grad student wins career grant
Kara Leong has won the 2017-18 American Association of University Women (AAUW) career grant. This grant assists women pursuing a certificate or degree to advance their careers, change careers or re-enter the workforce.

shelby byer Student spotlight: new DEVO president Shelby Byer
Shelby Byer is a second-year master's candidate at UC Davis. Pursuing a life in wine wasn't initially on Shelby's radar.

Nicole Student Advisor Nicole Rabaud wins prestigious award
Congratulations are in order for Nicole Rabaud, who won the Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Advising, New Advisor 2017 from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Nicole is the supervising graduate advisor for the Departments of Viticulture & Enology and Food Science & Technology.