Andy is a viticulture consultant in the Niagara Region of Ontario. His activities include writing, editing, reviewing manuscripts, grant writing for businesses, and vineyard consulting. Prior to this he was: Professor of Viticulture, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, 1997-2020, and Research Scientist, viticulture & enology, Agriculture Canada Research Station, Summerland, BC (1983-1997). Andy’s education includes: BSc (Agr.), horticulture (1978), Univ. of Guelph; MSc, plant breeding & genetics (1980), Univ. of Guelph; PhD (1983), Cornell Univ., horticulture and plant physiology; thesis: grapevine canopy microclimate in relation to wine quality.
Andy has been conducting research in grapes and wines since his MSc studies in 1978. Major research interests include precision viticulture and use of geomatic technologies and remote sensing for studying the terroir effect; wine aroma chemistry; irrigation and water relations; cultural practices, site, and soil and their impact upon wine flavor; canopy management. His publications: more than 150 in refereed journals and symposium proceedings, as well as two books, and several articles and one book still in progress. Awards: OIV Award for Best Book in Oenology (Managing Wine Quality; 2011); Decanter Award (Grapevine Breeding Programs for the Wine Industry; 2015); ASEV/ES Outstanding Achievement Award (2010); Brock University Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009). Andy has been very active in the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) including Associate Editor since 1995. ASEV/ES activities include: Director 1997-99, 2002-06; Chair 2000-02; Section Rep. 2006-2020. Andy is a frequent speaker at conferences internationally, or at least was, prior to COVID.
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