Washington’s geology of wine seminar

RICHLAND — The geologic history of wine is the topic of a consumer wine seminar at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
WSU professor emeritus and famed geologist Alan Busacca will explain how the history of Washington’s terrain — including dirt, rocks and floods — influences today’s wine industry.
 
Busacca is author of the PBS television program “Get the Dirt on Washington Wine” and is the geologist responsible for gaining American Viticulture Area recognition for Washington appellations including Red Mountain and Wahluke Slope.
 
Following the presentation, Busacca and winemaker Robert Smasne will guide attendees through a tasting, comparison and discussion of barrel samples and finished wines from different growing areas in the state of Washington.
 
The two-hour wine education seminar costs $30. To register, call 509-372-7394, e-mail aphilip@tricity.wsu.edu, or visit the WSU Tri-Cities student accounts window in the West Building. Participants must be 21 years or older.

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