Voice of the Vine

WSU to study Washington wine grapes exposed to wildfires

RICHLAND, Wash. – Hazy, smoke-filled skies across the West this fall made grape growers nervous, but Washington State University grape and wine chemistry researcher Tom Collins is working to minimize the effects of smoke exposure on wine grapes. When vineyard grapes are exposed to smoke, they can absorb tiny smoke particles into their fruit, causing […]

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Wine alum credits WSU education, creates popular vintage port

Growing up in Anchorage, Alaska, Leah Adint wanted to travel someplace new for a science degree. After graduating high school in 2005, she enrolled at WSU to pursue a degree in Viticulture & Enology. She said when it came to studying wine, WSU ticked all the boxes. Adint received the Château Ste. Michelle scholarship her […]

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WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program to sell student-made wines online

WSU’s Viticulture & Enology program to sell student-made wines online Blended Learning wines made by Washington State University students in the Viticulture & Enology (V&E) Program are now available to order online for delivery in Washington state. The Blended Learning label emerged in 2012 during the first year that Thomas Henick-Kling, Director of the V&E […]

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WSU professor wins award for distinction in Extension

On learning that she had won the 2020 Extension Distinction Award from ASEV—the American Society for Enology & Viticulture—WSU associate  professor and Extension specialist, Michelle Moyer was shocked. WSU professor Michelle Moyer wins prestigious award…

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WSU V&E certificate programs boon for working professionals

WSU V&E certificate program boon for working professionals As Washington’s wine industry continues to grow, the need for a skilled, knowledgeable workforce grows along with it. Although some are able to take the time to…

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