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Triggs Lecture Series spreads out to B.C.

July 15, 2011  By Brock University


grapes02July 15, 2011, St.
Catharines, Ont – When the Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series
returns this August, it will for the first time be held in the grape and wine
regions of both Ontario and British Columbia.

July 15, 2011, St.
Catharines, Ont – When the Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series
returns this August, it will for the first time be held in the grape and wine
regions of both Ontario and British Columbia.

Since its launch in 2004,
the series has brought international viticultural experts to Ontario’s Niagara
region to share their knowledge through vineyard visits and a public lecture
relating to premium vinifera wine grape production.

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This year’s speaker, Glen Creasy,
a lecturer at Lincoln University in New Zealand, has done extensive
viticultural research and will discuss Vine balance: ways to accelerate fruit
maturity.

Created by Brock’s Cool
Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI)
, the Triggs Lectures are
made possible through an endowment by industry leaders Donald and Elaine
Triggs.

Donald Triggs praised the
decision to expand the series to B.C.’s wine region.

“Elaine and I are
delighted that Dr. Creasy will be sharing his knowledge on vine balance and
earlier ripening with growers, students and researchers in the Okanagan as well
as Ontario this year,” he said. “Achieving physiological maturity is always a
big challenge in our relatively short growing season in the Okanagan and
Ontario. We personally thank all of the sponsors who are contributing to making
the lecture series a success.”

The expanded Triggs series
ties in with a national research network between CCOVI in Ontario and
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC) in
British Columbia.

“The enhanced lecture
series as part of CCOVI’s outreach will create an invaluable networking
opportunity for the grape and wine industry across Canada,” says CCOVI director
Debbie Inglis. “New linkages between the Ontario and British Columbia grape
growing regions will be established, and existing ones strengthened.”

“This allows CCOVI to
expand the reach and impact of these lecture series to the grape and wine
community here in our area,” says PARC research scientist Pat Bowen. “The
industry will benefit greatly from the knowledge of these experts.”

Schedule for Ontario:

Wednesday, Aug. 24:
vineyard visits/technical workshop

Thursday, Aug. 25: public
lecture, Brock University, room Academic South 216

Schedule for British
Columbia:

Tuesday, Aug. 30: vineyard
visits/technical workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 31: public
lecture, PARC facility, Summerland, B.C.


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