Oct. 20: Tasting event features WSU Blended Learning student-made wines

PULLMAN, Wash. – Meet WSU Viticulture & Enology students and taste select wines from the Blended Learning student-made wine series, 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.

Students from the V&E Program will pour two white wines and two red wines developed in their Blended Learning class. The tasting event coincides with WSU Homecoming festivities and the Cougars’ home football game at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, against the University of Colorado.

Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased at the door. Those tasting must be 21 or older. Identification will be verified. Special pricing will be offered on featured Blended Learning wines.

About Blended Learning

Blended Learning is a student winemaking class offered to WSU Viticulture & Enology students each semester. Students enrolled in the class receive hands-on experience working with Washington State growers and winemakers who collaborate with students to create unique wines based on their collective vision.

“Pairing students with growers and winemakers gives students access to industry professionals who share their experience and expertise. Students are also able to work in their wineries which exposes them to different equipment and production systems,” said V&E director Thomas Henick-Kling.

Two to four wines are released each year at the Blended Learning Spring Release Party in Richland, Wash. Wines are sold at retail outlets throughout the state and will soon be available online at http://wine.wsu.edu/shop/.

About the Wines
Four of the latest wines from the series will be featured:

2016 Dry Riesling
Yakima Valley
Vineyard: Boushey Vineyards, Yakima Valley
Partner Winery: Fidelitas

2016 Sauvignon Blanc
Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Bacchus Vineyard
Partner Winery: Washington State University

2014 Grenache
Wahluke Slope
Vineyard: Milbrandt Vineyards, Clifton Hill, Wahluke Slope
Partner Winery: Fidelitas

2013 Barbera
Yakima Valley
Vineyard: Lonesome Spring Ranch
Partner Winery: Fidelitas