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.
By Erika Holmes, viticulture & enology
RICHLAND, 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.
PROSSER, Wash. – In much of Europe, it is illegal to irrigate wine grapes after veraison – the change of color indicating ripening – for fear of diluting brix, or sugar content. But recent research is calling into question this taboo, especially for semiarid regions like eastern Washington – and Spain.
In fact, a visiting scientist from Spain, Pascual Romero, is working for a year at WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center at Prosser to better understand irrigation management in vineyards.
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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 Drive, Richland. Register and pay online at www.tricity.wsu.edu/wine.
• Getting To Know Wine, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27
This unpretentious and down-to-earth session is designed for the beginner. A guided tasting of six wines will … » More …