Oenologist arrives to address grape and wine research priorities

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Oenologist arrives to address grape and wine research priorities

Published on July 16 2013


Belinda Kemp has been named the new senior scientist in oenology at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).

After an international search, CCOVI recruited Kemp from Plumpton College in the United Kingdom to apply her extensive research and outreach experience to the Canadian grape and wine industry.

“We are very pleased to welcome Belinda to our team,” said CCOVI director Debbie Inglis. “Her knowledge and previous experience will help CCOVI continue to deliver on industry-driven research priorities and transfer that knowledge back to Canadian grape growers and winemakers.”

Kemp holds a PhD in viticulture and oenology from Lincoln University, in Lincoln, New Zealand. Her recent research has focused on the effects of leaf removal on Pinot Noir flavour and aroma, vine spacing on Regner wine, Pinot Noir tannin composition and the effect on flavour, as well as research on sparkling wine.

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