Each year, the ASEV Best Paper Committee completes an evaluation of all research papers published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture for the prior year. The committee selects one paper in the field of enology and one in the field of viticulture that is deemed outstanding in its content and a substantial contribution to the field.
 
2016 Best Viticulture Paper
Characterization of Winery Wastewater for Reuse in California
M. Buelow, K. Steenwerth, L. Silva, and S. Parikh
 
2016 Best Enology Paper
Sulfur Dioxide and Glutathione Alter the Outcome of Microoxygenation
Gambuti, G. Han, A. Peterson, and A. Waterhouse
 
Both best papers are currently highlighted on the AJEV online website and are freely available.