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New distilled spirits analysis earns WSU team top honors at world conference

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities RICHLAND, Wash. – A team from Washington State University recently took home top honors in the research poster competition at the Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, for research on a technique typically used to evaluate the characteristics of wine.

Combatting disease in key beer ingredient

By Terri Reddout, WSU Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension     PROSSER – Informed beer drinkers everywhere are raising a toast to Washington State University, home of a new federal program to fight disease in hops, the ingredient that flavors and preserves America’s favorite brew.   Most sought after hops Some of the world’s most […]

Alcohol abuse program makes measurable gains

With spring in full bloom and warmer weather approaching, many college students plan parties complete with coolers full of beer, wine and other beverages. Looking for a good time with good friends, good music and good food, some of those students are bound to end up having a bad time, with vomiting, hangovers, blackouts or […]

Liquor sales corked during home games

Washington State University will join a trend among major universities nationally by updating its alcohol policy to limit the sale of alcoholic beverages at events associated with home football weekends. Beginning this season, WSU will limit alcohol sales at pregame functions to beer and wine only. No alcoholic beverages will be served at Hollingberry Fieldhouse […]

Cancer-alcohol links investigated by faculty

It’s something of a puzzle. Scientists know that ethyl alcohol (the drinking kind) tends to suppress the spread of cancer yet worsen the patient’s overall condition. And Washington State University researchers have learned that alcohol administered to cancerous lab mice causes loss of body fat but not protein. Loss of both is a common experience […]