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Viticulture, enology student earns national honor
April 3, 2017

By Kaury Baucom, Viticulture & Enology

RICHLAND, Wash. – Connor Eck, a senior at Washington State University Tri-Cities originally from Del Mar, Calif., has been named a national Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education.

WSU researcher evaluates wine with unusual partner
September 24, 2013

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.

“Washington Women in Wine” collection to debut at benefit
November 16, 2009

BELLEVUE – A new collection of wines donated by women in Washington’s winemaking and grape-growing industry, as well as woman business leaders, will make its debut on the block at January’s “Celebrate Washington Wine” gala dinner and auction. The annual black-tie event benefits WSU’s Viticulture and Enology Program.


The ninth annual “Celebrate Washington Wine” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville.


Laura Mrachek, a WSU alumna and owner with her husband Mike of Saint Laurent Estate Winery in Malaga, Wash., is the honorary chair for the new collection.


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