WE-SEARCH Wednesday: Brock Univ. Is A Beauty

Brock University is located in St. Catharines, Ontario. So, it should come as no surprise that they focus a good deal on cool and cold climate viticulture. Dr. Debbie Inglis heads up what is called the Cool Climate Oeneology & Viticulture Institute (CCOVI). We must say, CCOVI is very special for two reasons. First, it says “Cool” right in the name. Duh. Second, their team is a mix of members from academia, private sector, and the government. Which means they believe collaboration is a good thing. Hmmm… seems to be paying off…

The research and work they are completing is pretty impressive and has great utility for the Texas High Plains. Their Vine Alert webpage acts as a cold hardiness database, forecaster, and alert system. Today is December 2nd. They sampled vines on November 18th AND have that data on the website in less than two weeks. Wow!

They also have a treasure trove of research briefs covering wind machines, appassimento-style winemaking, and lady bug taint remediation. Yeah?!? Apparently, not all lady bugs are created equal. We learn something everyday…

You really should check out Brock’s CCOVI website. Tons of great information! Provided in clear language! Very useful info that extrapolates to the Texas High Plains! Easy to use! What’s not to like!?!

P.S. Our only complaint is their Research Output webpage is just a list with no links. But you can still find them using this specialized search website.