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

News and Updates

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

The following Viticulture & Enology students were awarded degrees in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.

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 […]

A Note on Smoke Taint

By  Jim Harbertson, Thomas Henick-Kling, Markus Keller and Michelle Moyer Reprinted from the Fall 2012 Viticulture and Enology Extension Newsletter Wide-spread fires in eastern Washington have filled the valleys with a lingering smoky haze. While warnings have been issued for many areas relating to air quality, there is also concern regarding how this smoke may […]

Dealing with Late Harvest – Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Molds

The cool season with the intermittent rains also have allowed Powdery Mildew and Botrytis molds to get established in some vineyards forcing the winemakers to adjust harvest schedules and add additional processing steps to avoid potential negative impact on the wine quality.

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Upcoming Events

7:30 am Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast
Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast
Jan 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Join us the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 a.m. Café Villa ~ 602  7th Street ~ Prosser, WA Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast: A gathering of growers, consultants, and scientists to share information and ideas.[...]
8:00 am 2015 WAWGG Annual Meeting, Conve... @ Three Rivers Convention Center
2015 WAWGG Annual Meeting, Conve... @ Three Rivers Convention Center
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm
2015 WAWGG Annual Meeting, Convention & Trade Show February 10-13, 2015   Please click here for registration and conference information,
8:00 am Practical Solutions for Vineyard...
Practical Solutions for Vineyard...
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm
Save the date: Practical Solutions for Vineyard Pest Management workshop in February Event details to come early January 2015.

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