Rhone Rangers

Rhone Rangers Ride Again, Wine Cruise, Green Times

Rhone Rangers Ride Again Some of wine drinkers’ favorite grape varieties are originally from the Rhône River Valley of France. Now, though, Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and a handful of other varieties are grown in vineyards all over the world, including Washington state. That’s why a U.S.-based organization, Rhone Rangers, recently helped fund the research of […]

The Business of Hedonism, New Videos, Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Business and Science of Hedonism by Brian Charles Clark DeLille Cellars’ master winemaker, Chris Upchurch, recently told a visiting group of WSU viticulture and enology students that he thought premium red wines could be broken into two broad categories: the really good reds are either like steak, “big, juicy and simply delicious,” or like […]

Micronutrients, Co-fermentation, Wine Auction

A Pinch of This, a Dash of That – WSU Research Studies Micronutrients in Grapes When humans don’t get enough Vitamin C, we can get sick with scurvy. The same is true of plants. Micronutrients such as boron, zinc and copper, although only a tiny part of a plant’s diet, can have a profound effect […]