Las Vegas 2009
Global Warming and Wine Production is scheduled on Wednesday, 3/25/09, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM in Skybox 207, Riviera Hotel, 2nd Floor;
Chair(s): Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University; Organizers: Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University and Gregory V. Jones - Southern Oregon University
8:00 AM Author(s): *Gregory V. Jones - Southern Oregon University and Hans Rainer Schultz - Geisenheim Research Institute: Climate and Winegrape Harvests from 1784-2007 in the Rhine Valley of Germany
8:20 AM Author(s): *Tony B Shaw, Professor - Brock University; The Impact of Global Warming on Ontario's Ice Wine Industry
8:40 AM Author(s): *Calanit Efrat Bar-Am - UC Davis, UC Agricultural Issue Center;Weather, Climate, Characteristics and Prices of Wine Grapes
9:00 AM Author(s): *Monica Hadarits, BA, MSc Candidate - University of Guelph; Exposure and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Maule Grape and Wine Sector of Chile
9:20 AM Author(s): *Kimberly Nicholas Cahill - Stanford University; Global Change in Local Places: Climate Change and the Future of the Wine Industry in Sonoma and Napa, California
Wine Regions of the World; is scheduled on Wednesday, 3/25/09, from 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM in Skybox 207, Riviera Hotel, 2nd Floor;
Chair: Percy H. Dougherty - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Organizer: Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University
10:10 A.M. Author(s)Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University:Wine Production in Lombardy: Tradition and Innovation
10:30 AM : Author(s)Hugh J. Gayler - Brock University:The new wine industry and the contested countryside in Ontario, Canada
10:50 AM: Author(s)Dana Litwornia - Rowan University: The complexity of the terroir of the Burgundy region
11:30 AM Author(s): *David Richard Green - University of Aberdeen: Creating a Google Earth-Based Virtual Fieldtrip to a Vineyard
What is the most important factor in the identity of a wine region? is scheduled on Wednesday, 3/25/09, from 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM in Capri 109, Riviera Hotel, 1st Floor; Organizer: Percy H. Dougherty - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Chair: Percy H. Dougherty
Percy H. Dougherty - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Gregory V. Jones - Southern Oregon University
Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University
Donald C. Rundquist - University Of Nebraska
The session will be started by the panelists and will turn into a round table discussion with audience participation.
Wine Regions of the United States is scheduled on Thursday, 3/26/09, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM in Royale Pavilion 4, Riviera Hotel, 1st Floor
Chair:Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University; Organizer: Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University
8:20 AM Author(s): *Donald C. Rundquist - CALMIT, School of Natural Resources, University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, Anatoly Gitelson - CALMIT, School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mark Steele - Agricultural Research and Deve;pment Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Remote Sensing of Pigment Content in Grapevine Leaves
9:00 AM Author(s): *Lars Pierce - California State University Montery Bay,Andy Michaelis - California State University Monterey Bay,Ramakrishna Nemani - NASA Ames Research Center: Combining imagery, soils maps, and weather data to develop irrigation schedules for large-scale vineyards
9:20 AM Author(s): *Kyle J. Schlachter - University of Denver Consumer Perception of Colorado Wines
Wine and Terroir: Organizer(s):Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University; Chair: Gregory V. Jones - Southern Oregon University is scheduled on Friday, 3/27/09, from 8:00 AM - 9:40 AM in Capri 113, Riviera Hotel, 1st Floor
8:00 AM Author(s): *Lee Johnson - California State University, Monterey Bay; Airborne Mapping of Shaded Area in a Winegrape Vineyard
Thursday, March 26, 11:00am -5:00pm; Organizers/Leaders: Denyse Lemaire, Rowan University; Percy Dougherty, Kutztown University; Trip Capacity: 55; Cost/person: $60 (includes lunch, winery fee, bus transportation)This field trip will take us through the Spring Mountains, west of Las Vegas, to Pahrump, a small town in the Mojave Desert that is famous for having the first and only winery in Nevada. At the Pahrump Winery, which has won over 40 national wine awards since 2006, we will tour the production facilities and be treated to a wine tasting, followed by a gourmet lunch with wine, coffee, and dessert. On our return trip we will stop at Lee's Wine Cellar, the largest wine super-store in Las Vegas, where we will enjoy another wine tasting and a wonderful shopping opportunity. The award winning Pahrump Valley Winery is located 65 miles from Las Vegas. The winery produces a Burgundy, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Symphony, Peak White, Desert Blush, White Merlot, and Sherry wines. Participants will learn about the geology and terroir of this beautiful region. We will stop at one of Las Vegas Wine superstores for another wine tasting when we return to Las Vegas.
8:20 AM Author(s): *Percy H. Dougherty - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania; Terroir Descriptors for Judging Cabernet Sauvignon from Different Geographic Regions
8:40 AM Author(s): *Jeffrey Widener - University of Central Oklahoma; Soil, Grapes, Wine, Bibles, and Politics: The Geography of Oklahoma's Wine Industry
9:00 AM Author(s): *Kevin R. Pogue, PhD - Whitman College: Variations in Physical Terroir Within the Walla Walla Valley American Viticultural Area
9:20 AM Discussant: Percy H. Dougherty - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Denyse Lemaire - Rowan University; Gregory V. Jones - Southern Oregon University
Tuesday, March 24, 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Organizer/Instructor: Percy H. Douherty, Kutztown University/Lehigh County; Workshop Capacity: 40; Cost/person: $40; Room: Capri Meeting Room 112. Participate in a comparative tasting of red wines from different wine regions of Italy and find out what makes them geographically unique.Join us as we analyze why grape varieties are produced in limited locations because of differences in climate, soil, geology, drainage and environmental factors. Learn what grapes are in wine blends known by their geographical name. Eight wines will be tasted including: Barbaresco from Piedmonte, Nero d'Avola from Sicily, Primitivo from Apulia, Sangiovese from Tuscany, Aglianico from Campania, Valpolicella from Veneto, Montepulciano from Abruzzi
on Wednesday, March 25, 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Organizer: Dr. Percy H. Dougherty, Kutztown University; Instructors: Dr. Percy H. Dougherty, Kutztown University; Dr. Denyse Lemaire, Rowan University; and Dr. Gregory Jones, Southern Oregon University; Workshop Capacity: 40; Cost/person: $36; Room: Capri Meeting Room 109; Compare 9 French wines to 9 wines produced from the same grape from "new world" locations. Learn what makes their terroir (geographic signature) unique. This is a blind tasting so participants will identify the wine by geographic descriptors. Wine pairings include: Burgundy Chardonnay/California, Loire Sauvignon Blanc/California, Alsatian Gewurztraminer/Washington, Alsatian Riesling/Oregon, Burgundy Pinot Noir/New Zealand, Rhone Syrah/Australian Shiraz, Loire Cabernet Franc/Washington, Cahors Malbec/Argentina, and Madiran Tannat/Uruguay. This workshop is an introduction to various white and red wines for the beginner; but, it also tests the palate of the expert. Join us and taste geography!
Thanks to John Wiley Publishers, we will be awarding students for their participation in our paper sessions by offering an award for the FIVE best papers presented. Awards will be presented on Friday March 27th, at 10 a.m. in Capri 113, Riviera Hotel, 1st Floor
Our business meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 25th at 6 p.m. in Capri 109, Riviera Hotel, 1st floor;, right after the French/New World wines workshop, and will be followed at 8 p.m. by a dinner at Mon Ami Gabi, a French restaurant in the Paris Casino (across from the Bellagio hotel and casino, and right on the strip). A private dining room has been reserved. This restaurant has excellent wine, fantastic cuisine, and good prices.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope we will make our AAG 2009 wine sessions the best attended ever.
AAG Convention, Wine Specialty Group Dinner