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Football fans enjoy showcase of WSU wine science
The WSU Wine Science Program had a featured spot at the recent Taste of Washington event before the WSU football game on September 7. Six WSU Blended Learning student-made wines were available for anyone over age 21 to sample, each paired with a specific food item made with Washington-sourced ingredients.
Program director Thomas Henick-Kling was interviewed on the Cougars pre-game tailgate radio program, which is broadcast around the state. He talked about the strong support the program enjoys from wineries and grape growers in Washington, and the need for students to fill jobs in the industry.
CAHNRS Dean André-Denis Wright spent time in the tent, talking to students pouring the wine, enjoying the samples, and seeing all the Coug fans enjoying the fruits of the wine program’s labor.
This was the first time the WSU wine program took part in a football pre-game event, but everyone agreed it was a huge success that they hope to repeat in coming years.