Brock oenology and viticulture lecture series returns

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The Brock University Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute lecture series has returned.

In its 14th year, the series highlights cutting-edge research from grape and wine industry experts.

This year’s series will feature speakers from across the institute’s network of researchers, scientists, fellows and professional affiliates.

Lectures will cover topics including consumer insights and preferences in the local and provincial wine industry, the use of augmented reality in wine marketing, research on cold hardiness and vineyard pests, and grapevine virus research and certification.

“Although this has been a challenging year for everyone, the institute has still produced a great deal of critical research with applications for grape growers and winemakers across Canada,” Debbie Inglis, scientist and institute director, said in a news release.

“Our lecture series puts that research directly into the hands of the industry, providing tailored, real-world solutions to industry priorities from vine to glass.”

The free lectures, which are open to the public, began Jan. 20 and will take place remotely via livestream every week until Mar. 31.

Sean Vanderklis is a Niagara-based reporter for the Niagara Falls Review. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him via email: