“Palate Training: Sensory Evaluation and Development” is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Carolyn Ross, WSU professor of sensory analysis, will introduce the basic components of a wine. The individual elements of a wine, such as acidity and tannin, will be isolated and made available for participants to examine and practice identifying. Through this training, you will gain a greater understanding of how wine is created and blended. Registration costs $35.
 
“Wines and Outdoor Grilling” is at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 21. Join wine country chefs, local celebrities, and winemakers as they share their grilling secrets and the wines that make outdoor cooking and entertaining part of wine country culture. Registration costs $40 and includes a late lunch.
 
Designed for consumers, the wine education seminars are held on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in the Consolidated Information Center (CIC) at 2770 University Drive, Richland.
 
Each session lasts about two hours and is facilitated by Linda Moran, a Kennewick-based wine education consultant and host of the Vine to Wine radio show.
 
To register, call 509-372-7498, e-mail kharper@tricity.wsu.edu, or visit the WSU Tri-Cities student accounts window in the West building. Download the registration form at www.tricity.wsu.edu/wine.