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

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Harnessing wild yeasts to produce refined wines

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 […]

WSU Dedicates New Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University today dedicated its new wine science center here and announced that the center will bear the name of its top supporter. “For more than 25 years, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has supported the WSU wine program with their own contributions as well as shepherding support from others,” said WSU […]

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, convention and trade show Feb. 10-13. WSU faculty and students won all nine poster awards in the professional, graduate and undergraduate categories. Six WSU students won scholarships […]

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

3:30 pm Grape Tech Group (Formerly Field... @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Grape Tech Group (Formerly Field... @ Horse Heaven Hills Brewery (NOT Saloon)
Jul 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us the first Thursday of each month! Grape Technical Group: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.  NEW LOCATION AND TIME FOR 2015: HORSE HEAVEN HILLS BREWERY at 3:30[...]
10:00 am Western Washington – Summer Vine... @ Allen Fire Station
Western Washington – Summer Vine... @ Allen Fire Station
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 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 Washington State Wine Month @ Washington State
Washington State Wine Month @ Washington State
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day
Washington State Wine Month @ Washington State
During August, many local restaurants, retailers, hotels and wineries run promotions to celebrate our state’s award-winning wine industry. As August draws near, start checking out the Tagboard for Washington State Wine Month offers, promotions and[...]

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