Canadian Wine Library at Canada's First Wine School (March 4, 2001)
The official opening of the Canadian Wine Library at Brock University
was held on March 3. The library is housed in Inniskillin Hall,
home of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI).
Joining in the ceremony are, from left, Brock University President
David Atkinson, Canadian Wine Library Director Ann Sperling, CCOVI
Director Dr. Ron Subden, Canadian Wine Library Director David
Bergen, His Excellency John Ralston Saul, Canadian Wine Library
Director Peter Gamble, and Industry Liaison for CCOVI Linda Bramble.
(photo: Divino Mucciante)
The Canadian Wine Library is a non-profit organization that houses
Canadian wines judged capable of ageing The Library's growing
collection of more than 3,000 wines is a resource for research
in such areas as sensory evaluation, vintage variations and stylistic
changes. The wines are also used for promotional and educational
The Library can house up to 17,500 bottles of wine in the University's
Canadian Pacific Wine Cellar, a facility designed by wine experts
and Brock scientists. The Cellar contains a security system sensitive
to temperature and humidity, a special tasting room, racking systems
and a computerised indexing system for cellaring and retrieval.