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Posted by | May 22, 2015

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Toasting WSU V&E achievements, May 2015

Sarah Hedges Goedhart, who graduated with a Certificate in Enology from WSU in 2010, was promoted to head winemaker at Hedges Family Estates.

The following Viticulture and Enology students showed their work in the Undergraduate Research Symposium at WSU Tri-Cities on May 5:

  • David Balsz, Nick Mackay, Joe Sperry, and Ryan Strom with “Qualitative Analysis of Volatile Compounds between Oak Alternatives and Barrel Wine using Gas Chromatography”
  • Justin Blake, Suzanne Kaye, Brooke Kietzmann, and Thomas Spotteck with “Evaluating 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole (TCA) in Wine Cork by Solid-Phase Microextraction & Gas Chromatography-Electron Capture Detection”
  • Colin Hickey, Daniel Hottell, Maxx McGoff, and Jarrod Pack with “Analysis of Wine for Brettanomyces by Solid Phase Extraction and GC-MS”

>> View the WSU Tri-Cities Flickr photo album of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Do you know a WSU student, faculty member or alumnus who deserves a cheer? Submit their achievements to Voice of the Vine Editor Erika Holmes at!