TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Washington State University’s new viticulture and enology curriculum offers its first-ever “live” course on the WSU Tri–Cities campus this fall, taught by Ann Morrell, the program’s new assistant director.

The class, “Introduction to Viticulture and Enology,” will meet Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 10.

“This is a class designed to give students basic knowledge about grape growing and winemaking,” says Morrell, a scientists and researcher who herself part owner of a vineyard in the Walla Walla area.

Along with the weekly two–hour lecture session, Morrell says students will participate in four Saturday field trips to important regional grape growing areas, wineries and WSU’s Prosser Agriculture Experiment Station.

Prior to this fall, courses in the fledgling program were offered in the Tri–Cities via the two-way, interactive Washington Higher Education Television System, and they originated on the Pullman campus.

To register for the course, contact Morrell, 372-7236, or the admission office at 372-7250.

The new academic program started last year, with the support of the Washington Wine Commission, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers and the Viticulture and Enology Education Consortium, which include Walla Walla and Yakima community colleges, Columbia Basin College, WSU and industry representatives.