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, 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 […]

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. […]

Grape and Wine Phenolics: A Primer

By Jim Harbertson, Associate Professor of Enology Know your phenolics! This primer will provide a short background on the principal phenolic components found in grapes and wine. The most basic phenolic compound is phenol (see figure 1). Phenol is simply a benzene ring with a single hydroxyl functional group. There is no phenol in either […]

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Upcoming Events

all-day Willamette Valley Winery and Vin... @ Willamette Valley, Oregon
Willamette Valley Winery and Vin... @ Willamette Valley, Oregon
May 27 – May 29 all-day
We’ll travel through the beautiful green hills of the Willamette Valley to visit a range of winery sizes; tour the wineries and vineyards, talk and taste with the winemakers; and enjoy the fresh and local[...]
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)
Jun 4 @ 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[...]
4:00 pm Wine and Grape Industry-Only Win... @ WSU Wine Science Center
Wine and Grape Industry-Only Win... @ WSU Wine Science Center
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join the Washington State Wine Commission and the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program for a Washington wine industry-only open house Friday, June 5, from 4-7 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the[...]

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