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New Program Development Co-Chairs Selected for 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium

Nichola Hall

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 20, 2019…Nichola Hall, staff scientist at Scott Laboratories, and R. Keith Striegler, grower outreach specialist at E. & J. Gallo Winery, have been named co-chairs for the 2020 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Program Development Committee.  The co-chairs were selected by the Unified Symposium’s LLC Managing Committee, which represents the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) and the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG), which have co-hosted the Unified Symposium for 25 years.

Assisting Hall and Striegler in developing the 2020 program for the Unified Symposium will be nearly 30 other leaders from the wine and grape industry, who will work to find applicable and timely topics in winemaking, grapegrowing, business and marketing while pursuing appropriate speakers for the Unified Symposium program sessions.

R. Keith Striegler

This is Hall’s second year serving as Unified Wine and Grape program development co-chair. She currently serves as technical consultant for all areas of enology with a focus on fermentation management, microbial nutrition, wine microbiology and analysis, and winery hygiene at Scott Laboratories. She is an active member of ASEV, Gold Standard Committee, Sonoma County Wine Technical Group and American Vineyard Foundation Grant Management Committee. Hall graduated with a Bachelor of Science (HONS) in Microbial Biotechnology in 1997 and earned her doctorate in yeast physiology and fermentation science from the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland.

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Wine Industry Gathered to Discuss Emerging Issues, Trends and Showcase Innovations at the 25th Unified Symposium

SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 1, 2019 – Every facet of the wine and grape industry, from science and technology to trends and markets, was examined and discussed at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium (Unified), which wrapped up yesterday.

The largest wine and grape trade show of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, the Unified drew thousands of industry professionals from all over the world eager to hear about the impact of regulatory changes, trends, technology, research and issues shaping their business decisions.

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Master Distiller and James Beard Spirits Finalist Keynotes 2019 Unified Symposium’s Luncheon

Lance Winters SACRAMENTO, CA, October 25, 2018 – St. George Spirits’ Master Distiller Lance Winters has dedicated himself to the art and craft of distillation and according to Esquire Magazine, is known for his “penchant for gleefully shunning the spirits world’s conventions.” The James Beard Foundation finalist will be presenting the keynote address at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium’s luncheon on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

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