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Oct. 14: Meet the makers and taste Cougar III wine
October 4, 2016

By Elizabeth Rudd, Brelsford WSU visitor center

cougar-iii-winePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumni Annette Bergevin and Dave Harvey of Bergevin Lane Vineyards will discuss their Walla Walla winery and wines at 2:30 p.m. during a tasting at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, 150 E. Spring St., Pullman.

Sept. 16-17: Watch artist create cork portrait for wine center
September 13, 2016

By Kaury Balcom, Wine Science Center

cork-mural-detailRICHLAND, Wash. – Corks from Washington wineries will be used to create a 10,000-cork portrait mural of Chas Nagel, Washington State University’s first professor of enology and a Washington wine industry pioneer.

Book details early hop history, key settler’s influence
September 1, 2016

By Caryn Lawton, WSU Press

Hop-King-detailPULLMAN, Wash. – In 2015 Washington state supplied 75 percent of the U.S. hop harvest. This important agricultural commodity’s early Northwest cultivation can be traced to remarkable 1852 Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker, and Washington State University Press has just released a new title that unfurls the story.

Washington’s cooler nights boost flavor of wines
August 31, 2016

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

weathercatch(2) (2)SPOKANE, Wash. – A little-known secret of many great-tasting wines made in Washington state is literally the difference between night and day.

Grape vines exposed to smoke to test taint from wildfires
August 16, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Wine grapes may appear fine after a harsh wildfire season. But if grapes have smoke taint, the finished wine may taste and smell awful – an unpleasant surprise for growers and wine lovers alike.

Jazz weekend raises $170,000 to benefit WSU wine science
July 19, 2016

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By Kaury Balcom, viticulture & enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – A three-day celebration of Washington wines attracted hundreds of guests from across the Pacific Northwest and raised over $170,000 to support wine research and education at Washington State University.

Drone captures vineyard irrigation data
July 5, 2016

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

PROSSER, Wash. – People may notice a small, unmanned helicopter flying over Washington vineyards this summer, but don’t worry. Doing work for science, it is fully approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Heritage inspires brewery that continues with family
May 10, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

trap-door-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great Western Malting. Both his grandfather and father made their careers there, and for a time during college he worked there as well.