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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.

Guests will learn about food and wine from top chefs and winemakers. Find locations and menus and purchase tickets at

The auction is the largest private donor to WSU’s viticulture and enology research program, accounting for more than one-quarter of its funding. Since 2011, the event has contributed over $2.4 million to WSU research that benefits the Washington wine industry. For information about upcoming Auction of Washington Wine events, visit


News media contact:
Kaury Balcom, WSU viticulture and enology, 509-372-7223,


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