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South African
Wine Lab Association:

14 Nov 2012 - 34th SASEV Congress

Venue: Allée Bleue, Groot Drakenstein

We are pleased to invite you to join us at the 34th Congress of the South African Society for Enology and Viticulture at AlléeBleue from 14-16 November 2012. Please see the full program and registration form.

Program Highlights

Wednesday 14 November – Developments in Oenology and Viticulture:

  • Keynote lecture “The archaeological and chemical hunt for the origins of viniculture” by Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Thursday 15 November - Pest and disease management; soil and water science
Friday 16 November
- Wine Quality Management


Dr. Patrick E. McGovern is the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology. His academic background combined the physical sciences, archaeology, and history–an A.B. in Chemistry from Cornell University, graduate work in neurochemistry at the University of Rochester, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology and Literature from the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department of the University of Pennsylvania.

Over the past two decades, he has pioneered the emerging field of Molecular Archaeology. In addition to being engaged in a wide range of other archaeological chemical studies, including radiocarbon dating, caesium magnetometer surveying, colorant analysis of ancient glasses and pottery technology, his endeavours of late have focused on the organic analysis of vessel contents and dyes, particularly Royal Purple, wine, and beer. The chemical confirmation of the earliest instances of these organics–Royal Purple dating to ca. 1300-1200 B.C. and wine and beer dating to ca. 3500-3100B.C.–received wide media coverage. A 1996 article published in Nature, the international scientific journal, pushed the earliest date for wine back another 2000 years–to the Neolithic period (ca. 5400-5000B.C.).

Roberto Zorer

Roberto Zorer received the M.Sc. degree in Biology from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in Plant physiology at the Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Salisbury, Austria, in 1997. From 1998 to 2003, he was with the Centro di EcologiaAlpina (CEA), Viote del Monte Bondone, Trento as a Researcher in Ecophysiology. He is currently Researcher with the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit, Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology Department, Fondazione Edmund Mach. His main research interests are in ecophysiology, viticulture, modelling.

Markus Metz (Germany)

Markus Metz received his PhD degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Oldenburg, Germany in 2005. From 2005 to 2009 he was a consultant for environmental sciences. He is currently researcher with the GIS and Remote Sensing Unit, Biodiversity and Molecular Ecology Department, Fondazione Edmund Mach. His main research interests are remote sensing for environmental risk assessment and Free Software GIS development.




Nicolas Vivas

He obtained his Enology degree in 1990 and PhD in Science from Bordeaux University in 1997. He started at Demptos cooperage 1990 and became head of R&D department in 1995. Since 2008 he became head of Demptos Research Center at Bordeaux University. Dr. Nicolas Vivas was also author or co-author of more than 200 articles and books.




Looking forward to seeing you at the conference,
The conference organising committee.

  • Please send the completed form and your payment on or before the 31 October 2012.
  • R100.00 Admin. fee on cancellations after 1/11/2012
  • Last registration and no reimbursement after 1/11/2012

Registration Form

SAWWV Conference Programme 2012

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