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WAVE research seminar will change formats in 2017

The Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE), a seminar highlighting research supported by

Dr. Jim Harbertson presents his research on tannins during the inagural WAVE conference.
Dr. Jim Harbertson presents his research on tannins during the inagural WAVE conference.

Washington’s wine industry, will expand its format in 2017 to add two condensed sessions to the signature, full-day event.

The seminars, sponsored by the Washington State Wine Commission and Washington State University, are designed to put research results into the hands of grape growers and winemakers and raise awareness of the value of research.

A full day of research for both growers and winemakers is scheduled for April 19 at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Wash. The signature event, styled after last year’s sold-out, inaugural seminar, will feature six presentations and include lunch and a wine social hour.

In response to comments from those attending WAVE 2016, a shorter and more condensed

About 60 students, researchers and industry members attended the inaugural WAVE conference at the Wine Science Center.
About 60 students, researchers and industry members attended the inaugural WAVE conference at the Wine Science Center this past July.

version called WAVEx will be tailored for vintners and include both research and practical

winemaking tips. WAVEx will be held:

July 11, Walla Walla Community College’s Viticulture and Enology Institute, Walla Walla, Wash.
July 13, Brightwater Center, Woodinville, Wash.
A recap and presentations from WAVE 2016 can be found here.

More information and registration for WAVE 2017 and WAVEx 2017 are coming soon. Look to the Voice of the Vine for updates or contact:

Kaury Balcom, WSU Viticulture & Enology
Melissa Hansen, Washington State Wine