CCOVI Lecture Series

CCOVI Lecture Series

The CCOVI Lecture Series was established in 2008. Featuring talks by CCOVI Fellows and Professional Affiliates, the lectures present current topics of importance to grape growers and winemakers, ranging from viticulture and winemaking to wine business and culture. You may attend the lectures in person at Brock University or tune in live via webcast on the Brock University website. Lectures will also be recorded and made available for online viewing. 

2016 Series

The 2016 Lecture Series lineup is now available. The series runs Wednesday afternoons.

All lectures begin at 2 p.m. EST in room H313, Mackenzie Chown Complex, H Block, Brock University

PARKING – if you are looking to attend in person, please click on the link below which will take you to Brock’s Interactive Campus Map.  You will see on the right side column - Parking and click on Lot E as your parking preference (this is the closest available parking for the lecture series).  Rate is $3 per hour or $7 per day.

 http://www.brocku.ca/blogs/campus-map/

Students: receive recognition on your Experience Plus transcript for attending these lectures. To watch the livestream, visit Brock's video centre here, and look for the live video on the right hand of the screen. 

Wednesday Feb. 3
Belinda Kemp
CCOVI Oenologist
Topic: CCOVI sparkling wine research trials and their impact on Ontario sparkling wine quality
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Wednesday Feb. 10
Maxim Voronov and Wesley Helms
CCOVI Fellow

Professor, Strategic Management and Assistant Professor Marketing, Brock University
Topic: Evangelizing for Ontario wine:
 When and how passion matters 

Wednesday March 24 
Ronald Jackson
CCOVI
 Fellow
Wine writer and author
Topic: Oak characteristics relative to barrel production

March 2
Dan O'Gorman
CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Biologist, 
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC)
Topic: Out of Thin Air: Spore Trapping and Other Techniques for Studying Grapevine Trunk Disease.
AND
José Ramòn Urbez Torres

Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC)
Topic: Demystifying the status of grapevine viruses in British Columbia

March 9
Lester Kwong
CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University
Topic: Strategic eco-labelling and consumer informativeness

March 16
Debbie Inglis
CCOVI Researchers and CCOVI director
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Math and Science, Brock University
Topic: Developing Ontario appassimento wines: The impact of drying method, yeast strain and botrytis on wine quality and consumer choice 

March 23
Jim Willwerth 
CCOVI Viticulturist
Topic: For the birds: Bird deterrent strategies and understanding bird activity in Ontario vineyards

March 30
Annette Nassuth
CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph
Topic: Update on the identification of molecular and morphological markers for cold-hardy grapes

April 6 
Tek Thongpapanl
CCOVI Fellow
Professor, Marketing and New Product Development, Brock University
Topic: Supporting Local Wine in the Presence of Institutional Adversity: The Critical Roles of Network Embeddedness, Innovation Orientation, and Market Turbulence

2015 Series

Monday Feb. 23
Vincenzo De Luca
CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: A review of marker development to monitor the appassimento process in grapes
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Monday March 9

Tony Shaw
CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Geography, Brock University
Topic: Volatility in the evolving cool climate wine regions of Ontario
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Monday March 16
Andy Reynolds
CCOVI Researcher
Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: Experience with growth regulators on table grapes in Ontario
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Monday March 23
Belinda Kemp
CCOVI Scientist
Senior Scientist in Oenology, CCOVI, Brock University
Topic: Press fractions and timing of bentonite addition on Ontario Sparkling wine quality
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Monday March 30
Jim Willwerth
CCOVI Scientist
Senior scientist in Viticulture, CCOVI, Brock University
Topic: Optimizing cold hardiness and winter survival in grapevines based on trials and experiences in Ontario 
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Monday April 13
Wendy McFadden Smith
CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University and Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs
Topic: Viruses, vines and vectors, oh my!
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2014 Series

All lectures begin at 2 p.m. EST in room H313, Mackenzie Chown Complex, H Block, Brock University

Students: receive recognition on your Experience Plus transcript for attending these lectures.

Lineup for the 2014 CCOVI Lecture Series

Monday, Feb. 3
Narongsak Thongpapanl
CCOVI Fellow
Chair, Marketing International Business and Strategy, Brock University
Topic: Unveiling the influence of consumer wine appreciation dimension on purchasing behaviour

Monday, Feb. 10

Alexandra Mayeski
CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Partner, Mayeski Mathers LLP
Topic: Current legal issues facing the Ontario wine industry
Monday, Feb. 24
Linda Bramble
CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Wine writer, educator and author
Topic: The influence of wine writers on consumer behaviour
Monday, March 3
Michael Ripmeester
CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Geography, Brock University
Topic: Wine as heritage across Niagara
Monday, March 10
Jim Willwerth
CCOVI viticulturist, Brock University
Topic: Cold hardiness: Current issues and research developments
Monday, March 17
Belinda Kemp
CCOVI Oenologist, Brock University
Topic: Tannin Alert: A wine tannin management system for Niagara wineries
Monday, March 24
Andy Reynolds
CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: Mediterranean horticulture: Travels in Tunisia and Portugal
Monday, March 31
Antonia Mantonakis
CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Marketing, Brock University
Topic: Consumer perceptions: The influence of subtle label changes on consumer behaviour
Monday, April 7
Gary Pickering
CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: SNPs, snobs and snouts: The influence of biology, expertise and taste in wine preference segmentation of North American consumers

2013 Series

All lectures begin at 2:30 p.m., EST in room H313, Mackenzie Chown Complex, H Block, Brock University

Lineup for the 2013 CCOVI Lecture Series

  • Dr. Kevin Ker, Professional Affiliate

Industry Consultant in vineyard management, KCMS Applied Research and Consulting
Topic: Vine Nutrition 101: Healthy Vines Make Hardy Vines!
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013
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  • Dr. George van der Merwe, CCOVI Fellow

Associate Professor of Molecular and Celluar Biology, University of Guelph
Topic: Getting Started in Wine Fermentations: Challenges the Yeast has to Overcome
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013
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  • Dan O'Gorman, CCOVI Professional Affiliate

Research Biologist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC)
Topic: Development of a DNA Macro-array for Detection of Young Vine Decline Pathogens
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
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  •  Dr. Tony Shaw, CCOVI Fellow

Professor of Geography, Brock University
Topic: Climate Change: Opportunities and Risks for Ontario's Established and Emerging Wine Regions
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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  • Dr. Ronald Jackson, CCOVI Fellow

Wine writer, author
Topic: Wine Language: Insight into the Mind of the Taster
Date: Rescheduled to April 2, 2013
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  • Dr. Maxim Voronov, CCOVI Fellow

Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Brock University
Topic: Legitimizing Ontario Fine Wine: Encountering Globalization, Managing History
Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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  • Dr. Debbie Inglis, CCOVI Director and Researcher

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: Appassimento Wines: Developing a Signature Style for Ontario
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2013
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  • Dr. Jeffrey Stuart, CCOVI Fellow

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Brock University
Topic: Bioactive Polyphenols from Wine Grapes
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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  • Dr. Jim Willwerth, CCOVI Staff Scientist  

Viticulturist, Brock University
Topic: Getting Through the Winter: Updates on Freeze Protection and Cold Hardiness Research
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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