Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dr. Anita Oberholster Joins UC as Cooperative Extension Enologist

The UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology will host a welcome reception for Dr. Anita Oberholster, who was recently appointed UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology.  The reception will be held at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, UC Davis on May 13th, from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.  The day's activities will begin with Anita’s introduction by the Department Chair, Andrew Waterhouse.  Dr. Oberholster will discuss her recent research experience and her vision for the Enology Cooperative Extension program. Wine industry representatives will have an opportunity to ask questions and make suggestions for research topics.  Additional Department Faculty will also make presentations, including including Linda Bisson, who will discuss VENSource and the departments new extension program in enology; Jim Wolpert, who will discuss the Community of Practice and viticulture extension; Susan Ebeler, who will talk about the new Agilent Analytical Facility and its implications for future research; and David Mills who will talk about the new Professional Masters’ Program. The event is an opportunity to bring industry issues and questions to the faculty, and to find out how they envision their role in supporting California’s wine industry into the future.

Following the morning presentations, a crowd-favorite Buckhorn-Barbecue lunch will be served to paid participants. After lunch, in-depth tours of the Viticulture & Enology facilities, led by faculty and professional staff, will commence.

Save the Date
When: Friday, May 13, 2011 from 10:00AM—3:00PM
What: Reception to introduce Dr Anita Oberholster, UC Cooperative Extension Enologist
Cost: $29.00 per person
Seating is limited for this event and early signup is suggested.

Registration for this event is available at:

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