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New date announced for “Research Review”

Posted by | January 18, 2017

Members of Washington State’s wine industry are invited to attend the rescheduled Research Review on January 30-31, 2017. The event originally set for January 18-19 was postponed due to unsafe travel conditions. The rescheduled event will be at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser, Washington.

The review, which is part of the Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program, gives viticulture and enology researchers seeking grant funding a chance to share results of ongoing projects and pitch new proposals to the Wine Research Advisory Committee. The committee serves as the scientific review arm for the Washington wine industry and makes research project funding recommendations to the Wine Commission’s board of directors for approval.

The Research Review agenda includes 28 presentations over the two days, with lunch and a wine social hour on January 30. Projects supported by the Grape and Wine Research Program are funded by four sources that represent a unique blend of state, industry, and private support. Each source—the Washington State Wine Commission, Auction of Washington Wines, Washington State University’s Agriculture Research Center, and state sales tax on all wine sold—provides about 25 percent of the total spent on research. In 2016, the program’s research grants totaled $870,000.

There is no registration fee for the meeting but a head count is needed for lunch. For more information, contact Wine Commission Research Program Manager Melissa Hansen at: mhansen@washingtonwine.org. 

About the Washington State Wine Commission

The Washington State Wine Commission represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, the mission of the WSWC is to raise positive awareness and demand for Washington State wine through marketing and education while supporting viticulture and enology research to drive industry growth.  Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, the WSW is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.

Media Contact: Heather Bradshaw, Communications Director
(206) 326-5752, hbradshaw@washingtonwine.org