Archived News

Archived News

Viticulture and Enology Extension Update

June 01, 2021

The extension and industry relations team was busy as usual these last few months.  We had a booth at the virtual Unified Symposium in January 2021, and although we did not have as many people stop by, those who did had some fruitful conversations.  We presented three “On Campus” programs via Zoom: Healthy Vineyard Soils; Wine Regulations; and Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE). 

Andrea Aguilar receives professional human resources certification

May 25, 2021

Two members of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Distributed Shared Services Center (DiSSC) have received certifications from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) - human resources managers Andrea Aguilar (from our BFTV Cluster) and Leslie Jones.

DiSSC is a two-year-old department that delivers human resources, payroll and leave administration services throughout the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It was created in 2019 after the campus converted to a new payroll and human resources system called UCPath. 

Research Profile: Megan Bartlett

May 14, 2021

Megan Bartlett is in her third year as a Professor and Plant Physiologist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Her research is focused on identifying plant traits to improve heat and drought tolerance and water-use efficiency in grape scions and rootstocks.  

Viticulture and Enology Faculty Awards and Honors

May 11, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology, in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis! She has been selected by the UC Davis Academic Federation Executive Council as the recipient of the 2021 Academic Federation Distinguished Service Award. As California’s only extension enologist, Anita supports more than 4,500 wineries.

Student Profile: Gita Mallya

May 11, 2021

Student standing:  
Graduate student (MS Viticulture and Enology) 
 
Degree/Focus/interest areas:  
For my master's thesis I’m working in the Montpetit and Runnebaum lab groups looking at whether redox can determine fermentation outcome based on juice conditions and yeast strain! 
 
Where are you from originally?  
Walnut Creek, California 
 
What brought you to UC Davis?  

Junior Specialist - Mills Lab

June 04, 2021
The Junior Specialist position is an entry-level position. In general, it is inappropriate to appoint an individual with a Master’s or doctoral degree in the relevant discipline or a baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of experience with the specialized methods as a Junior Specialist.

Finding New Life for Wine-Grape Residue

April 22, 2021
Chardonnay Pomace May Be Rich in Health-Enhancing Compounds

by Diane Nelson, April 22, 2021

(From UC Davis News)

California produces nearly 4 million tons of world-class wine each year, but with that comes thousands of tons of residue like grape skins, seeds, stems and pulp. What if scientists could harness that viticultural waste to help promote human health?

Spang authors upcycled food article in The Hill website, April 22, 2021

April 22, 2021

Have you ever eaten a banana-peel sandwich?  FST Assistant Professor Ned Spang has, and he uses what he describes as a "pleasantly surprising...palate-expanding experience" in an invited opinion piece in The Hill, April 22, 2021, "Upcycled food: A sustainable second chance for food loss and waste", in which he details how upcycling food can tackle the problems of food waste, the supply chain and, ultimately, the environment - all while keeping the “triple bottom line," the combined economi

Store Foods in Freezer to Prevent Food Waste, says the Washington Post

April 12, 2021

In an April 5, 2021 article, "7 foods you should be storing in the freezer, including yeast, nuts and peppers", Washington Post author Becky Krystal offers advice for freezer storage of common food items such as yeast, tomato paste, ginger, hot peppers and whole-grain flours to increase their shelf life and cut down on wasted food.  She includes nuts and nut flours as prime candidates for refrigeration/freezer storage due to their fatty oil content, and links to the University of Ca