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. 

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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2012 Series

2011 Series


2010 Series


2009 Series


2008 Series

 

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