The Cool Climate Oenology Viticulture Institute has made the difficult decision to postpone its biennial Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series this coming August. Held every two years in vineyards of both the Niagara region and British Columbia, the lecture series has been postponed until 2022 due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. As August is the most optimal time to be in the vineyard discussing viticulture topics, the goal is to hold the event in August of 2022.
In more encouraging news, German wine professor Monika Christmann has been named the keynote speaker in oenology for Brock University’s upcoming International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) 2021. The symposium will take place from July 25 to 29, 2021 at Brock. It will feature four days of rigorous scientific content, as well as networking events and pre- and post-conference programming to highlight Canada’s diverse grape and wine regions. More than 50 leading scholars in cool climate grape and wine research will be speaking at the conference in keynotes, seminars, masterclasses, workshops and as panelists.
Source: Cool Climate Oenology Viticulture Institute October 9, 2020 news release