From wine grape residue to healthful granola bars

Gena McKahan presents her research about granola bars made with grape-seed flour. PULLMAN, Wash. – The remains of pressed wine grapes typically return to fields as fertilizer, but scientists are finding ways to recycle the edible remains into healthy foods. For example, Gena McKahan’s merlot grape-seed flour granola bar is gluten free and shows an […]

Ninth annual gala benefits wine programs

The ninth annual “Celebrate Washington Wine” gala dinner and auction to benefit the WSU Viticulture and Enology Program is set to occur on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. To date, the annual black-tie event has netted more than $1 million to help build the WSU program that provides scientific research to support the growing wine industry […]

Sensors may speed detection of sick grapevines

PROSSER – In the not too distant future, grape growers may be able to detect virus-infected grapevines in the field using a portable sensor that evaluates changes in the light reflecting properties of leaves. The sensor will speed detection and save money now spent in random testing to find infected vines.   Grapes are susceptible […]

WSU official honored by wine grape growers

PULLMAN – Robert G. Stevens, who serves as director of WSU’s Prosser Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, received an Industry service Award from the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers at the organization’s award luncheon Friday in Kennewick.   “Bob not only contributed to the success of grape and wine growers through his work […]

Wine basics topic of WSU Tri-Cities seminars

RICHLAND — Wine tasting basics, the U.C. Davis Aroma Wheel, and the concept of terroir are the topics of three consumer education wine seminars being offered this spring at WSU Tri-Cities. Each of the two-hour sessions will be held the WSU Tri-Cities campus in the Consolidated Information Center (CIC), upstairs in Room 216, at 2770 University […]