Seminars & Trade Shows
 

April 24, 2014

Haloanisoles and Cork-like Taints

Date: Thursday, 24 April

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 

Location: Villagio Inn & Spa
Barrel Room
6481 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599

A Napa Valley Vintners Workshop Featured Speaker: Eric Herve and Gordon Burns, ETS Laboratories

Corklike taints such as TCA remain one of the most distinguishable and prevalent wine flaws. Whether you've thought about it lately or not, prevention should be a priority.

Join us for a seminar dedicated to preventing, detecting and eradicating TCA and other haloanisoles in your winery. The presentation will feature new research and helpful reminders for everyone on your production team.

This seminar is the third in Napa Valley Vintners' education series with ETS Labs, which was developed to help wineries maintain excellent wine quality.


Reserve Your Space Today through Napa Vintners:
The workshop is free for NVV members and $20 for non-members

707-968-4206
MNovi@napavintners.com

May 1 - 2, 2014

Reductive vs. Oxidative White Winemaking
A joint ETS Laboratories / Walla Walla Community College Seminar

WWCC's Tim Donahue will review the differences between oxidative and reductive winemaking for white wines, and how small/mid-sized wineries can take more control of the winemaking process.

ETS Laboratories' Eric Herve will focus on glutathione, a powerful natural antioxidant involved in the protection of white wine aromas. Low concentrations in grapes, as well as oxidative losses during grape handling, pressing, and other winemaking steps result in losses of varietal character and diminished aging potential. Eric Herve will present examples from the 2013 harvest, monitoring the fate of glutathione from grapes until the end of fermentation.

We'll close the seminar by tasting a 2013 Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

  Walla Walla Session: Woodinville Session:
Date: Thursday, 1 May Friday, 2 May
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: Walla Walla Community College
Center for Enology & Viticulture
3020 E. Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

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Columbia Winery
Cellarmaster Room

14030 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072

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May 14, 2014

Microbiology and Sanitation

Date: Wednesday, 14 May

Time: TBA
 

Location: Napa County: TBA

A Napa Valley Vintners Workshop
Featured Speaker: TBA, ETS Laboratories

Cleanliness is next to godliness, or so the saying goes. The same holds true in the winery. Proper sanitation practices are critical for every operation. During this workshop review of wine microbiology basics, new developments and practical applications. Ideal for everyone from the cellar crew to head winemaker.

Reserve Your Space Today through Napa Vintners:
The workshop is free for NVV members and $20 for non-members

707-968-4206
MNovi@napavintners.com

May 20, 2014

The Role of Glutathione in Preserving Aromas
presented as part of a technical symposium' by SOWI

Date: Tuesday, 20 May

Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
 

Location: The Lang Center
Umpqua Community College
1140 Umpqua College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470

Featured Speaker: Dr. Eric Hervé, ETS Laboratories

More details



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May 21, 2014

"Beyond Brix", Glutathione and Phenolics

Date: Wednesday, 21 May

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
 

Location: Chemeketa Community College
Northwest Viticulture Center at Eola
Riesling/Chardonnay Room
215 Doaks Ferry Road NW
Salem, Oregon 97304

Featured Speakers: Dr. Eric Hervé, Steve Price, ETS Laboratories

The range of tools for analyzing grape composition has been steadily expanding beyond basic brix. The right combination of these modern tools can provide vital information to predict wine composition and inform vineyard management.

Dr. Steve Price will share case studies from the 2013 harvest showing how these tools interrelate and can be used effectively for vineyard and winery management.

We’ll highlight new developments and strategies to implement tools such as:

  • Berry water content has become a powerful tool to monitor irrigation. When combined with sugar analysis, it provides a powerful measure of grape solids.
  • Nitrogen analysis has evolved into an important tool for understanding white grape aromas, and may be more useful than leaf or petiole analysis for predicting grape nitrogen status.
  • Glutathione, a natural antioxidant, is a critical tool for preventing oxidation and protecting white wine aromas.
  • Red grape phenolics are used extensively to follow maturation, evaluate vineyard trials, and predict wine composition.

Reserve Your Space Today:
Registration form coming soon!

May 22, 2014

The Missing Link - Linking Chemistry and Microbiology to Prevent Spoilage

Date: Thursday, 22 May

Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
 

Location: Sonoma County Vintners
SCV Conference Room
3637 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

A Sonoma County Vintners Workshop

Featured Speaker: Richard DeScenzo, ETS Laboratories

Attend our complimentary seminar to learn how you can minimize problems and make informed decisions from grape to bottle.

  • Combine chemistry and microbiology analyses to improve quality and spot problems while still addressable.
  • Interpret lab results to take control of critical points in the winemaking process.
  • Benefit from real-life case studies showing the potential for powerful insights from linked analyses.


 

Reserve Your Space Today:*
kelley@sonomawine.com
(707) 522-5844

*Must be a SCV member. Contact Kelley Perez with any questions or to join!

June 17, 2014

Sensory Topics & Training: Wine Flaws

Date: Tuesday, 17 June

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 

Location: Estate Crush
2 West Lockeford Street
Lodi, CA 95240

Featured Speaker: Dr. Eric Hervé, ETS Laboratories

Wine flaws can be obvious, but more often than not they’re subtle. Continue your education and ensure your staff is well trained to identify wine flaws during each step of production with this sensory training workshop. This session can be taken as a refresher course or as an introduction to wine flaws for anyone new to your winemaking team.



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Registration form coming soon!

June 18, 2014

Pre-Harvest Seminar

Date: Wednesday, 18 June

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 

Location: TBA

A Napa Valley Vintners Workshop
Featured Speakers: Rich DeScenzo, Steve Price, ETS Laboratories

Start harvest 2014 on the right foot with this workshop that will focus on learning and adapting from previous vintages. Bring the entire production team and cement your 2014 harvest game plan.

Reserve Your Space Today through Napa Vintners:
The workshop is free for NVV members and $20 for non-members

707-968-4206
MNovi@napavintners.com

June 19, 2014

Pre-Harvest Seminar: "Phenolics and Fermentation"

Date: Thursday, 19 June

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 

Location: Sonoma County Vintners
SCV Conference Room
3637 Westwind Blvd.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

A Sonoma County Vintners Workshop
Featured Speakers: Rich DeScenzo, Steve Price, ETS Laboratories

Start harvest 2014 on the right foot with this workshop that will focus on learning and adapting from previous vintages. Bring the entire production team and cement your 2014 harvest game plan.

Reserve Your Space Today:*
kelley@sonomawine.com
(707) 522-5844

*Must be a SCV member. Contact Kelley Perez with any questions or to join!

July 31, 2014

Pre-Harvest Seminar: "Phenolics and Fermentation"

Date: Thursday, 31 July

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
 

Location: Walla Walla Community College
Center for Enology & Viticulture

SCV Conference Room
3020 E. Isaacs Ave.
Walla Walla, WA 99362

A Sonoma County Vintners Workshop
Featured Speakers: Rich DeScenzo, Steve Price, ETS Laboratories

Start harvest 2014 on the right foot with this workshop that will focus on learning and adapting from previous vintages. Bring the entire production team and cement your 2014 harvest game plan.

Reserve Your Space Today:
Registration form coming soon!

Watch this space for new seminars!

 
 

March 19 - 20, 2014

WIVI 2014 Central Coast Symposium

Date: Wednesday, 19 March - Thursday, 20 March
Time: all day
Location: Paso Robles Event Center
2198 Riverside Avenue
Paso Robles, CA 93446



Look for ETS at Booth #A53.

Our Dr. Richard DeScenzo will be presenting a breakout session highlighting real-life case studies that demonstrate the crucial link between chemistry and microbiology in winemaking.

See link for more info: www.wivicentralcoast.com/

June 9 - 12, 2014

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

Date: Monday, 9 June - Thursday, 12 March
Time: all day
Location: Indianapolis Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46225



From www.BBIinternational.com :

Where Producers Meet
Now in its 30th year, the FEW provides the ethanol industry with cutting-edge content and unparalleled networking opportunities in a dynamic business-to-business environment. As the largest, longest running ethanol conference in the world, the FEW is renowned for its superb programming—powered by Ethanol Producer Magazine —that maintains a strong focus on commercial-scale ethanol production, new technology, and near-term research and development. The 2013 event drew more than 1,800 people from over 31 countries and from nearly every ethanol plant in the United States and Canada.

More info: www.fuelethanolworkshop.com

Look for ETS at Booth #309, 408.