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By eric skalij on July 12, 2019
It doesn’t look like a typical science classroom. But in the summer, a sunny vineyard is a welcome change for students from both UBC Okanagan and UBC Vancouver, who come together at various B.C. vineyards to learn about growing grapes for wine.
By eric skalij on May 5, 2017
“Wine is a globally competitive business. Wineries need to meet a certain level of quality in order to be successful in the market,” said Simone Castellarin, Canada Research Chair, Viticulture & Plant Genomics and an Assistant Professor in the UBC Wine Research Centre. “Science can provide growers with research that can help them improve the […]
By Ethan on April 10, 2013
Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Agriculture Derek Sturko toured the Wine Research Centre in March, 2013.
By Ethan on May 9, 2012
Dr. van Vuuren was honoured by the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation in Ottawa for major scientific breakthroughs in his laboratory that will prevent the formation of neurotoxins and carcinogens in wine.
By Ethan on February 14, 2012
What happens in living cells when transposable jumping genes integrate into different loci in the genomes of cells?
By Ethan on January 20, 2012
What is it about wine, especially red wine, that makes as much as a third of humanity unable to drink it without getting a headache? We’re not talking about a hangover here. Drinking just one glass can trigger immediate discomfort, raise blood pressure or morph into a days-long migraine. Until the 1980s, red wine headache, […]
By Ethan on January 19, 2012
Buying a bad bottle of Chardonnay laced with bitter tannins may soon be a thing of the past if Hennie van Vuuren has his way. In what is believed to be the first project of its kind, van Vuuren and the Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia will map the genes of […]