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By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology RICHLAND, Wash. – With classes underway, students and researchers have begun processing grapes for experiments on fruit maturity and irrigation at Washington State University’s new wine center. Nine courses started Monday in the $23-million Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center located on the Tri-Cities campus. Students are […]
PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have documented seven fungal species that cause cankers in grapevines. Fungi infect the wood of grapevine trunks (or cordons) through pruning wounds, resulting in cankers that enlarge over time and ultimately kill the plant. These new findings could reduce the incidence of grapevine trunk disease in Washington vineyards by preventing the problem before it becomes widespread.
RICHLAND, Wash. – Robb Zimmel, B.S. ’14, created 500 cases of wine in four varietals including a riesling, chardonnay, merlot and malbec. They will be available for purchase this summer from his winery Zimmel Unruh Cellars.
PULLMAN, Wash. – Wine comes from grapes, but the alcohol comes from yeast. Most wine is made by fermenting grapes with specifically chosen species of yeast, leading to predictable wines for vintners. But wild yeasts grow naturally on grapes, and researchers at Washington State University are looking to find what impact those wild yeasts have […]
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