June 19, 2012: UBC Wine Research Centre

PROBUS CLUB OF VANCOUVER – JUNE ACTIVITY
TUESDAY JUNE 19TH 9:00 AM TO 1PM
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UBC WINE RESEARCH CENTRE – LOCATED IN THE FOOD, NUTRITION AND HEALTH BUILDING
2205 EAST MALL (BUILDING JUST SOUTH OF THE UBC BOOK STORE)
MEMBERS ONLY – $40 PER PERSON – LIMITED TO 50 MEMBERS
NOTE YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED !!!!!!!!!!!!
The Wine Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, now 10 years old
is one of the best-equipped research facilities in the world for the science and study of all aspects of wine making, vine-growing and wine harvest. It studies both fundamental and applied aspects of grape wines and wine yeasts. A major goal is to aid wineries improve wine quality. The Centre has raised over 17 million dollars in research funding. Its advisory board includes members from noted B.C. wineries: Cedar Creek Estate Winery, Quails Gate Estate Winery, Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Burrowing Owl Winery.
9.00 AM – COFFEE AND PASTRIES IN THE BUILDING FOYER – MAIN LEVEL

9:40 AM HENNIE J.J. van VUUREN, Ph.D. DIRECTOR WINE RESEARCH CENTRE
TALK AND QUESTION PERIOD: DR. van Vurren is a wine biotechnologist and the founding director of the Wine Research Centre. Initially from South Africa, Dr van Vurren was on staff at Brock University in Ontario before coming to B.C. He will talk on the history of the Centre, how it functions and its latest research efforts including a discovered fermentation process that alleviates the headache when drinking “red wine”.

11:00 GROUP GUIDED TOURS OF THE WINE LIBRARY AND RESEARCH LABS
The Wine Library presently houses 7000 bottles of wine (it can actually house 22,000 bottles). Wine makers nominate young wines produced in B.C. and wineries donate 24 bottles of each wine. The wines are aged in the Library under temperature and humidity-controlled conditions. Wines are tasted annually over a period of 24 years and annual feedback is given to the participating wineries. Research labs are located on the top floor of the building.
12:00 LUNCH WITH WINE TASTING – WINE TASTING LEAD BY DR van VUUREN

YOU MAY REGISTER:
1) At Probus monthly meeting at the Activity Desk
2) Pay on-line at Probus website using Pay Pal

{Registration is closed}

3) Mail registration form and payment ($40 per person):
to Bill Robertson 3711 Puget Drive, Vancouver, B.C.V6L 2T8
e-mail: robertsonwd@hotmail.com
Deadline for registration: June 12th Cancellation Deadline June 12th
NOTE – MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO PROBUS CLUB OF VANCOUVER
NOTE – YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED UNTIL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED


3 comments on “June 19, 2012: UBC Wine Research Centre

  1. ATTENDEES PCV UBC WINE RESEARCH CENTRE JUNE 19TH
    AS OF JUNE 12TH

    Audette, Wayne
    Banfield, John
    Beagrie, George
    Blackman, Doug
    Cameron, Bert
    Carder, Ralph
    Carson, Rich
    Christy, Martin
    Clay, Graham
    Collins, John
    Daem, Ted
    Derkson, Gary
    Dunsterville, Richard
    Durland,Leigh
    Dymond, Blair
    Durity, Felix
    Flatt, Hart
    Gibbs, Tom
    Gilmer, Brian
    Heenan, Terry
    Hildebrand, Gerry
    Hoeschen, Bernard
    Hudson, Don
    Jonsson, Carl
    King, Michael
    Krause, Vernon
    Leach, Norman
    Lirenman, David
    MacNeil, Michael
    Madden, John
    Mann, Lindsay
    Mindess, Sidney
    Newman, Don
    Nugent, Bob
    Owens, Owen
    Robertson, Bill
    Rudd, Ken
    Scharfe, Nick
    Schakell, Stan
    Scott, David
    Sexsmith, Bill
    Shackell, Stan
    Thom, Gordon
    Thomas, Bill
    Trevor-Smith, Ted
    Wallinger, Tony
    Weall, Tony
    Winram, Dean
    Wooster, Anthony
    Yorsh, Ralph
    Yule, Ken