Long-serving editor of the Australian Journal for Grape and Wine Research (AJGWR) Dr Terry Lee OAM, has retired.
The new editor of the ASVO publication is Stefano Poni, professor of viticulture at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy.
He is a current member of the AJGWR Editorial Board.
With his international perspective, Professor Poni is well placed to capitalise on the recent change of the AJGWR to an open access platform and as chief editor he will ensure its continued high quality as the flagship publication of the ASVO.
Professor Poni says, “It is an honour to be the chief editor of such an important publication.
“My focus will be on assisting Australian winemakers and growers to stay at the forefront of technical knowledge by publishing the latest research from around the world.”
Andy Clarke, president of the ASVO Board, thanked Dr Terry Lee for his outstanding contribution to the AJGWR and the ASVO over the past forty years.
“I have great admiration for Terry Lee who has served as the chief editor of the Australian Journal for Grape and Wine Research for over a decade since 2012,” Andy says.
“His outstanding professionalism and passion for clarity and consistency of the writing have driven the high standard of the Journal during his tenure and significantly increased the AJGWR’s profile and reputation.
“We also acknowledge Terry’s critical role in both the founding of the ASVO and getting the AJGWR off the ground in 1985, and his tireless contribution to excellence in viticulture and oenology throughout his career.
“From everyone at the ASVO and the Journal, we wish Dr Lee all the best in his retirement.”
Stefano Poni, professor of viticulture at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. Main photo: Terry Lee (John Kruger).