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Oct. 14: Meet the makers and taste Cougar III wine

By Elizabeth Rudd, Brelsford WSU visitor center

cougar-iii-winePULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University alumni Annette Bergevin and Dave Harvey of Bergevin Lane Vineyards will discuss their Walla Walla winery and wines at 2:30 p.m. during a tasting at 2-4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center, 150 E. Spring St., Pullman. » More …

Release party offers tastes of student-made wines

By Amberly Boone, Brelsford WSU Visitor Center

riesling-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Free tastings of four student-made wines will be offered to the public at the release party for the students’ third and fourth ventures at noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at the Brelsford Washington State University Visitor Center in downtown Pullman. » More …

WSU researcher evaluates wine with unusual partner

Video by Matt Haugen, WSU News

  

By Chelsea Pickett, WSU News writing intern

 

PULLMAN, Wash. – An “electronic tongue” at Washington State University is hard-wired to taste wines in a way that humans cannot.
Unlike human taste buds, the e-tongue never tires or takes a day off, even after hours of around-the-clock sampling, said Carolyn Ross, assistant professor of food science who runs the sensory evaluation lab. » More …

Leaving a Legacy Seminar, wine tasting at WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND — Find out how to leave a legacy that reflects your lifelong values, sets an altruistic example for your family, and benefits countless lives at a special event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at WSU Tri-Cities.

“Leaving a Legacy: You, Your Family & WSU” starts with an estate planning session, followed at 7 p.m. by a wine tasting led by Thomas Henick-Kling, WSU Viticulture & Enology director.

“It’s an information session about how to pass on your assets not only to your family, but also to the organizations you care about,” said Sharon Holden, WSU Tri-Cities director of campus and regional development. “It’s … » More …

Helping profs find just the right words in grading

You take a sip of wine. Your host asks, “How do you like it?” You say, “I like it” or “It’s not good.” You responded, but have you given good clues as to what you really meant?

Was your merlot “deliciously fruity with a hint of wood” or “too spicy and flowery” for your taste?

Grading writing by students is a lot like that, says Lisa Johnson-Shull, co-director of the WSU Writing Program. To help students communicate more effectively on each successive paper, professors could use a vocabulary that is clear yet descriptive enough to inspire change and growth.

So she’s … » More …

HBM presents winefest for Mom’s Weekend

PULLMAN – Sigma Iota, the student hospitality association at WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management, presents the 24th annual Winefest on Friday, April 11.

The annual wine tasting event, traditionally held during WSU’s Dad’s Weekend, is now part of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend activities.

This year’s event will feature wines from more than 30 Northwest wineries, a hearty hors d’ oeuvres buffet prepared by WSU’s own School of Hospitality Business Management Catering, and live jazz music.

 

Winery representatives will be on hand to provide information about the regional wines, many of which … » More …

A celebration of Washington Wines

SEATTLE – Etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings, and romantic overnight getaways are just a few of the items that will be up for bid at the seventh annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines” auction Jan. 26.

 

Wine enthusiasts can attend the black-tie event, which includes a reception, silent and live auctions and dinner.

 

Tickets are $225 per person and can be reserved by calling Britta Nitcy at (509) 335-6479 or e-mail to nitcy@wsu.edu.

 

The annual gala, held at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, has grossed more than $1 million over its six-year … » More …

A Celebration of Washington Wines auction

SEATTLE – Etched magnums, collectible cabernets and syrahs, exclusive dinners and wine tastings, and romantic overnight getaways are just a few of the items that will be up for bid at the seventh annual “A Celebration of Washington Wines” auction Jan. 26.

Wine enthusiasts can attend the black-tie event, which includes a reception, silent and live auctions and dinner. Tickets are $225 per person and can be reserved by calling Britta Nitcy at (509) 335-6479 or e-mail to nitcy@wsu.edu.

The annual gala, held at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, has grossed … » More …