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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.

Cooperages 1912, Oak Solutions Group donate $250,000

    NAPA, Calif. – Sister companies Cooperages 1912 and Oak Solutions Group has announced that they will donate $250,000 to the Wine Science Center under development at Washington State University Tri-Cities. The companies — which provide  premium wine barrels, oak alternatives and enological tannins to winemakers throughout the world — are making a joint donation […]

Local vines for local wines workshop planned

EVERETT – As more consumers support locally grown foods, WSU offers a workshop for those looking to establish new vineyards in the Puget Sound region.   Local Vines for Local Wines: Viticulture 101 for Western Washington will be 10 a.m.-2p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 11, at The Vineyard at Lee Farms in Silvana, Wash.   The workshop […]

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 […]

Eighth annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines”

PULLMAN – Some of the most popular items from January’s “A Celebration of Washington Wines” gala auction will be back on the auction block next January, along with some exciting new offerings. Etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings, exciting adventures and romantic getaways are among the items that will be […]

Wine expert to lead viticulture, enology

Thomas Henick-Kling, photo courtesy of Cornell University PULLMAN – Thomas Henick-Kling, an international leader in wine research and education, is the new director of WSU’s viticulture and enology program.   Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, announced the appointment today. Henick-Kling is scheduled to assume his new […]

WSU wine marketing partnership under way

PULLMAN, Wash. — WSU researchers are looking at ways to work together to better market Washington wine from vineyard to glass.Thomas I. Wahl, director of WSU’s International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) Center, funded research projects that examine consumer wine preferences. Those projects revealed a need to strengthen working relationships between marketing […]