Viticulture and Enology: the Science and Business of Wine at WSU

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WSU students, faculty honored with wine research awards

KENNEWICK, Wash. – Washington State University students and faculty dominated awards for research poster sessions and scholarships during the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 2015 annual meeting Feb. 10-13. WSU faculty and students won all nine poster awards in the professional, graduate and undergraduate categories. Six WSU students won scholarships totaling $14,000 from the […]

New fermentation system expands WSU winemaking research

RICHLAND, Wash. – Winemaking research at Washington State University just got a turbo boost. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. and Spokane Industries have teamed up to help bring one of the most technologically advanced wine fermentation systems in the world to the Wine Science Center at WSU Tri-Cities, with a generous contribution of $3.2 million toward the […]

Fall vineyard and wine science graduates prepare for next stage

With Washington being the second largest premium wine producer in the United States, the outlook for Washington State University viticulture and enology graduates is much like the weather during growing season in Washington’s wine country: sunny. Seven new vineyard and wine scientists from WSU are ready to enter the grape and wine industry around the world. […]

Atypical Aging in White Wine

By Thomas Henick-Kling, Director, WSU Viticulture & Enology Program Reprinted from Fall 2012 Viticulture & Enology Extension News While we all welcomed summer after a cool and rainy spring, it unfortunately came with extended periods of heat and dry conditions during a critical period of fruit development: immediately before and after véraison. From work carried […]

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all-day Taste Washington Wine Month @ Washington state
Taste Washington Wine Month @ Washington state
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day
Taste Washington Wine Month @ Washington state
Taste Washington Wine Month in March is an annual celebration of Washington State’s award-winning industry. Visit the Taste Washington Wine Month website to check out the promotions happening at participating restaurants, wine shops, winery tasting[...]
10:00 am Western Washington – Spring Vine... @ Allen Fire Station
Western Washington – Spring Vine... @ Allen Fire Station
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Cost per workshop[...]
all-day Taste Washington! @ Seattle
Taste Washington! @ Seattle
Mar 26 – Mar 29 all-day
Taste Washington tickets on sale now! Find out why Washington is such a unique place for all things delicious at Taste Washington, the nation’s largest single-region wine and food event located in Seattle March 26-29,[...]

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