Dr. Debbie Inglis
Dr. Inglis is currently the Director of Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) and one of the core research scientists within the institute. With a PhD in Biochemistry, she joined Brock in 1999 teaching wine chemistry, wine microbiology and metabolic biochemistry in the oenology and viticulture undergraduate program. Her research focuses on priority areas of the Canadian grape and wine industry for premium wine production: biochemistry-based research strategies to improve wine quality through the reduction of methoxypyrazines associated with greeness in cool climate wines; new emerging wine styles for Ontario such as sparkling and appassimento wines, the causal organisms of grape sour rot, Icewine fermentation and factors affecting Icewine quality; and factors affecting grapevine cold hardiness. Debbie’s family are grape growers in the Niagara Peninsula in Ontario and she and her husband Rob run their own vineyard in Niagara on the Lake.