Dr. Belinda Kemp

Dr. Belinda Kemp

CCOVI Scientist, Oenology
Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Email: 
bkemp@brocku.ca
Phone: 905 688 5550 x6123
Fax: 905 688 3104
Office: IH202, Lab: IH210

EDUCATION

  • Postgraduate Certificate (2012) - Teaching and Learning, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. (2010) – Viticulture and Oenology, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • B.Sc. (Hons)(2006) – Viticulture and Oenology, University of Brighton, Plumpton College, United Kingdom

RESEARCH

Wine flavour chemistry of sparkling and appassimento wines, tannin management in red wines, winery techniques to manage a range of grape maturity levels.

SELECTED OUTREACH PROJECTS
Calibrate your lab: Evaluating winery lab performance
TanninAlert: monitoring and managing skin and seed tannins in red wine (link coming soon)
Fizz Club 
Grape Pre-harvest Monitoring Program

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Belinda Kemp., Hervé Alexandre., Bertrand Robillard and Richard Marchal. (2015). Review: Effect of Production Phase on Bottle-Fermented Sparkling Wine Quality. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 63, 1, 19-38. 
  • Belinda Kemp. (2015). Press fractions, timing of bentonite addition and gushing on Ontario sparkling wine quality. CCOVI Lecture Series, 23rd March 2015. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Belinda Kemp. Rosé and Sparkling Wine: Production costs and potential trends. (2015). Symposium Vigne et Vin, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. 9th February 2015.
  • Casey Hogan., Belinda S. Kemp., Shufen Xu., Debbie Inglis and Wendy McFadden-Smith. (2014). The Effect of Wine-Based Dosage solutions on the Volatile Aroma Composition and Flavour of Ontario Sparkling Wine. 65th ASEV National Conference, Austin, Texas, USA. 23rd – 27th June 2014.
  • Kemp, B., Kerslake, F. and Nesbitt, A. (2013). Global wine regions with a new sparkle. Australian and New Zealand Grape Grower and Winemaker Magazine. 23rd December 2013. 
  • Kemp, B., Winward, L. and Arthur, M. (2013). The effect of vine spacing on Vitis vinifera L. cv. Regner in the South of England. The Grape Press, United Kingdom Vineyards Association, UK. 159: 19 – 22. 
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G.L. (2011). Effect of mechanical leaf removal and its timing on flavan-3-ol and proanthocyanidin concentration and composition in Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot Noir wine. Australian Journal Grape and Wine Research. 17: 2: 270-279. 
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Hider. R. (2011). Effect of protein-tannin ratio and tannin concentration in wine on the bovine serum albumin (BSA) -based precipitation method. Journal International des Sciences Vin et du Vigne. 45: 1: 1-7. 
  • Kemp, B. (2011). Shedding Light on Shady Characters. The Grape Press, United Kingdom Vineyards Association Publication, UK. 
  • Kemp, B., Harrison. R. and Creasy. G.L. (2009). The timing of leaf removal and tannin concentrations in Pinot noir. New Zealand Winegrowers Magazine, August/September 2009. Pp 145-146.
  • Kemp, B. (2010). The effect of the timing of leaf removal on Pinot Noir berry ripening, flavour and aroma compounds. PhD Thesis. Lincoln University, New Zealand. Read it here

 PRESENTATIONS

  • Kemp, B. (2014). TanninAlert: Phenolic ripeness and tannin management in red wine production. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Niagara Falls, Ontario. 19th February 2014.

  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G.L. (2014). Managing wine flavours despite vintage variation: A perspective from New Zealand with application to Ontario. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Niagara Falls, Ontario. 19th February 2014.
  • Kemp, B. (2013). How to predict harvest using grape skins and seeds. South Western Horticulture Expo. 19-20th November 2013. Leamington, Ontario, Canada.
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R., Creasy, G.L., Sedcole, R. and Sherlock, R.R. (2013). Mechanical leaf removal and vintage affects sensory attributes in the study of the compositional basis of “green tannin” in Vitis vinifera L. Pinot noir wine. In Vino Analytica Scientia Symposium, Reims, Champagne, France. 2- 5th July 2013. Oral presentation.
  • Kemp, B. (2013). UK grape and wine production. World Viticulture Lecture Series. Geisenheim University, Germany. 25-27th June 2013. (Invited guest speaker)
  • Kemp, B., Winward, L. and Arthur, M. (2013). The effect of vine spacing on vine vigour, berry ripeness and wine composition of Vitis vinifera cv. L. Regner in the south of England. OIV 36th World Congress of Vine and Wine, June 2nd – 7th 2013 Bucharest, Romania. Oral presentation.
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G.L. (2013). The effect of leaf removal on Pinot noir wine flavour and aromas in a cool climate. University of Rioja, Spain. 28th January – 2nd February, 2013. (Invited guest speaker).
  • Kemp, B. (2013). UK Wine Industry English sparkling wine research. University of Rioja, Spain. 28th January – 2nd February, 2013. (Invited guest speaker)
  • Kemp, B. (2012). English sparkling wine research and press fraction composition of sparkling must and base wine. ASEV Eastern Section, International Symposium on Sparkling Wine Production, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. July 15th 2012. (Invited guest speaker)
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R., Sedcole, R, and Creasy, G. (2012). The effect of the timing of leaf removal on the “green” and “fruity” aromas and flavours of (Vitis vinifera L. cv.) Pinot noir wine. ASEV Eastern Section, 37th Annual ASEV/ES Conference & Symposium, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. July 16-19, 2012. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 63:4: 579a-589a. 
  • Marchal, R., Kemp, B., Ménissier, R., Oluwa, S., Pannetier, B., Whitehead, D., Whitehead, C. and Foss, C. (2012). Press fraction composition of sparkling must and base wine. International Cool Climate Symposium (ICCS). Hobart, Tasmania. 
  • Kemp, B. (2011). Growing grapes to make English wine. KMIS Lecture Series. Kew Mutual Improvement Society, Kew Gardens, London. (Invited guest speaker) 
  • Harrison, R., Kemp, B., Creasy, G.L. and Sedcole, R. (2011). The Effect of Bunch Exposure on Tannins in Pinot noir. 17th Romeo Bragato Conference. August 2011, Auckland, New Zealand. 
  • Kemp, B., Creasy, G.L. and Harrison, R. (2010). Effect of timing of mechanical leaf removal on Pinot noir berry and wine composition. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Cool Climate for Viticulture and Enology. June 20-22, 2010. Seattle, Washington, USA. 
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G.L. (2009). The timing of leaf removal affects Pinot noir wines. Conference proceedings, 15th Romeo Bragato Conference, August 2009, Napier, New Zealand.

 

 

 

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