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December 12, 2020

The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2022) will be hosted at Brock University in St. Catharines from July 17-21, 2022. It is being organized by Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) alongside its research and industry partners across Canada. 


Originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, the symposium was postponed to July 2021 earlier this year due to health and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of continued uncertainty and travel restrictions, the symposium’s advisory committee has opted to further postpone to the summer of 2022.


ICCWS 2022 will serve as a welcome to Canada to a wide range of international guests, pairing rigorous and diverse scientific content about cool climate grape and wine production with opportunities to network, explore the host city and learn more about Canada’s diverse wine regions.


Although many conferences have moved to digital formats in the wake of the pandemic, ICCWS 2022 organizers stressed that the spirit of the symposium relies on the opportunity to come together in person.


“Wine is a highly experiential, cultural and sensory product and we want our delegates to be able to experience all that Canada has to offer together in a physical setting,” said Debbie Inglis, CCOVI director and ICCWS 2022 Advisory Organizing Committee chair. “The ICCWS program will deliver cutting-edge academic programming and uniquely Canadian experiences that we cannot wait to share with all of you in 2022.”


For interested parties, continue to monitor Brock’s ICCWS 2022 and COVID-19 information webpages, subscribe to the ICCWS mailing list and follow ICCWS 2022 on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for more updates as they become available.  



 Source:  Brock University December 11, 2020 news release

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Submitted by Karen Davidson on 12 December 2020