Launched in 2010, the project focuses, according to CCOVI, "on the composition and sensory characteristics of wines produced using traditional and climate-controlled methods for varietals grown in the Ontario climate.
Pillitteri, for example, seldom sought to achieve 26[degrees] Brix in its grapes prior to participating in the CCOVI project.
Slingerland expects the research at CCOVI to support the development of regulations defining how the wines are made, and what can be said about them on the labels.
9/Brock University, CCOVI
Wine Appreciation-Exploring Varietals: A special interest course focused on the tasting of wines from Canada and around the world.
Linda Bramble, author, educator and a CCOVI
professional affiliate, spoke March 16 about "Why Entrepreneurs Decided to Regulate Themselves: the Paradoxical Story of VQA.
Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada announced in 2009 that CCOVI would receive CAD$1.
Willwerth, a quality services sensory coordinator with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, began working at CCOVI on July 5.
Debbie Inglis, the director of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University in Ontario, explained how CCOVI achieved a leadership role in the Ontario wine industry, which has 12,000 acres of vinifera winegrapes, the largest acreage in eastern North America.
Information about CCOVI at Brock University in Ontario is available at brocku.