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

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New fermentation system expands WSU winemaking research

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 $5.3 million fermentation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Upcoming Events

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,
all-day 2015 Oregon Wine Symposium @ Oregon Convention Center
2015 Oregon Wine Symposium @ Oregon Convention Center
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day
Learn, connect and grow at the Oregon Wine Symposium, the premier educational event and trade show for the Northwest wine community. The OWS is comprised of two full days of panel discussions and presentations covering[...]
7:30 am Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast @ Cafe Villa
Grape Fieldman’s Breakfast @ Cafe Villa
Mar 5 @ 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.[...]

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