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Just screw it: Why WSU winemakers ditched cork for caps
April 17, 2015

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Blended Learning crop-smPROSSER, Wash. — When he founded the Blended Learning winemaking course three years ago, Thomas Henick-Kling had an important choice to make: How to seal his department’s student-created wines.

March 14: Workshops explore west side wine grape growing
February 24, 2015

vineyard-careEVERETT, Wash. – Hands-on workshops about establishment and seasonal management of vineyards in western Washington will be offered in spring, summer and fall in and near Bow, Wash., by Washington State University Snohomish County Extension.

WSU students, faculty honored with wine research awards
February 23, 2015

By Erika Holmes, Viticulture & Enology

wine-80KENNEWICK, Wash. – Washington State University students and faculty dominated awards for research poster sessions and scholarships during the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers 2015 annual meeting Feb. 10-13.

Grant enables WSU scientists to study cider apple qualities
February 16, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

Miles-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Cider apple qualities and consumer preferences will be evaluated thanks to a $40,000 “Emerging Research Issues” grant received this month by Washington State University researchers.

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.