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Oct. 20: Tasting event features blends created by WSU wine students

By Kaury Balcom, WSU Viticulture & Enology

blended-learning-wine bottlePULLMAN, Wash. – Meet WSU viticulture and 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. » More …

Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation pledges $1M to WSU Wine Science Program

By Marta Coursey, CAHNRS Communication

wine spectator wsu logos

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation will donate $1 million to the Washington State University Viticulture & Enology Program, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. » More …

New distilled spirits analysis earns WSU team top honors at world conference

distilled spirits analysis bottlesBy Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University recently took home top honors in the research poster competition at the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, for research on a technique typically used to evaluate the characteristics of wine. » More …

Vineyard, WSU scientists team up to battle orchard virus threat

healthy vs infected grapesBy Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Resource Sciences

WAPATO, Wash. – Something in the soil was destroying Andrew Schultz’ grapevines. » More …

June 10: Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival supports WSU research

By Kaury Balcom, WSU Viticulture and Enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University and the Auction of Washington Wines are partnering to host the 3rd Annual Tri-Cities Wine and Music Festival on Saturday, June 10. » More …

April 21 winemaker dinners support WSU research

By Kaury Balcom, Viticulture & Enology

wineSEATTLE – Proceeds from winemaker dinners at various Seattle locations will support Children’s Hospital and Washington State University viticulture and enology research. Hosted by Auction of Washington Wines, the wine-paired meals begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and cost $150. » More …

Cider industry gains WSU Extension ally

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Washington State University is helping bolster the surging hard cider industry with the hiring of Bri Ewing as a food and fermentation specialist at the Mount Vernon Research and Extension Center. » More …

March 29: Blended learning wines spring release party

By Kaury Balcom, Viticulture & Enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – The public is invited to the Washington State University Blended Learning Spring Release Party at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Budd’s Broiler, hosted by Anthony’s Restaurants. » More …

March 17: Effects of extreme climate on grapes, wine

By Kaury Balcom, Viticulture & Enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine and grape industry members and students are invited to a research symposium, “Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?” 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …