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How many bubbles are needed in bubbly?
February 16, 2015

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

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fizzy bubbles are the big draw for those who love sparkling wine, but can they tell the difference between varying carbonation levels? And do they have preferences as to how much carbonation should be in their wine?

Dec. 4: WSU to honor donors to research, teaching vineyard
December 1, 2014

By Erika Holmes, viticulture & enology

grapes-200RICHLAND, Wash. – The Washington State University viticulture and enology program will recognize donors contributing to the Albert Ravenholt Research and Teaching Vineyard with free, public tours at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the vineyard. Blended Learning student-made wines will be available for purchase.

Release party offers tastes of student-made wines
November 25, 2014

By Amberly Boone, Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

riesling-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Free tastings of four student-made wines will be offered to the public at the release party for the students’ third and fourth ventures at noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Brelsford Washington State University Visitor Center in downtown Pullman.

‘12th Blend’ highlights winery’s expertise
November 17, 2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

bottleWOODINVILLE, Wash. – The 12th Blend, a new label by Eye of the Needle winery, has found strong support among the Seattle Seahawks’ so-called 12th Man, which is paying big dividends to Northwest Harvest, a statewide, nonprofit hunger relief agency.

Donation from Washington wine’s past to fund future
November 12, 2014

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

Albert-Ravenholt-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Albert Ravenholt’s legacy is growing posthumously with a $500,000 donation to the Washington State University Wine Science Center from the Albert Victor Ravenholt Foundation.

WSU wins national award for water-saving research
November 3, 2014

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Jacoby-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Water scarcity – one of the toughest challenges predicted for the 21st century – is being addressed by Washington State University. As part of a multistate research program, WSU is among 19 land-grant universities honored recently for efforts to help farmers irrigate land more efficiently, especially during droughts and water shortages.

WSU researchers get $14 million to study specialty crops
October 6, 2014

By Kate Wilhite, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

specialty-cropsPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have been awarded more than $14 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grants aimed at strengthening markets for specialty crops including wine grapes, hops, berries and tree fruit.

Wine science, ag students complete studies at WSU
May 27, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

WSU-viticulture-and-enology-student-80PULLMAN, Wash. – There’s a growing demand for graduates in agriculture, and students who invest two years at Walla Walla Community College or Yakima Valley Community College can transfer to several ag degree programs at Washington State University.

Science finds wines’ fruity flavors really do fade first
May 1, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

white-wine-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Testing conventional wisdom with science, recently published research from Washington State University reveals how different flavors “finish,” or linger, on the palate following a sip of wine.