Thomas Henick-Kling

What’s that Smell? and Other Winemaking Problems, Late Ripening

Weighing the Cost of an Ounce of Prevention The gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair began when a highly respected winemaker at a well-known winery tasted the very expensive Cabernet Sauvingon as it went to barrel. “The wine had soap bubbles and smelled ‘fishy’,” said Jim Harbertson, author of a chapter in Winemaking Problems […]

Viticulture and Enology Field Day Slated for Aug. 12 at WSU Prosser Research Station

PROSSER, Wash. — Grape growers and industry personnel are invited to participate in Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology Field Day, sponsored by the Washington State Grape Society. The one-day event is slated for Thursday, August 12. The day’s activities begin at 9 a.m. at the Roza Research Unit, Block F Vineyard, located on Crosby […]

Yeast Research

Spoilage Yeast May Be Good for Fuel Production Thomas Henick-Kling, director of V&E at WSU, is part of a new research project that is looking to control a yeast with a reputation for spoiling wine. For more information on yeast research at WSU, please check out these two articles from previous issues of Voice of […]

V&E Education, Celebrate Washington Wine

WSU Program Features Science and Business of Wine For more information on viticulture and enology at WSU, please visit To hear what WSU students are saying about our program in viticulture and enology, check out this short video: Thomas Henick-Kling has no difficulty explaining what sets Washington State University’s wine program apart from […]

Best Paper (Again!), New V&E Newsletter, Clean Plants

WSU/USDA-ARS Collaboration Yields Another “Best Paper Award” For the second year in a row, WSU researchers and their USDA colleagues based at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser have won a Best Viticulture Paper Award from the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. USDA-ARS researcher Julie M. Tarara, based at WSU’s Prosser […]

Director Meets Industry, 600 and Growing, pH Balancing

Henick-Kling Meets the State WSU V&E director Thomas Henick-Kling listens as West Side winemakers describe their operations during a meeting at WSU’s Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center in Mount Vernon. The new director of WSU’s Viticulture and Enology Program, Thomas Henick-Kling, is just completing a whirlwind tour of the state to get better acquainted […]

Henick-Kling Wins Award, Future Grape

Henick-Kling Wins Outstanding Achievement Award Thomas Henick-Kling checking the progress of fermentation in this batch of experimental wine at Geneva. Henick-Kling is the former head of the enology program at Cornell Univeristy. Photo courtesy of Cornell University. The American Society for Enology and Viticulture-Eastern Section presented Thomas Henick-Kling with its Outstanding Achievement Award at the […]

New V&E Director, First Crush

International Wine Expert to Lead WSU V&E Program Thomas Henick-Kling is the new director of WSU’s program in viticulture and enology. Photo courtesy of Cornell University. Thomas Henick-Kling, an international leader in wine research and education, is the new director of WSU’s viticulture and enology program. Dan Bernardo, dean of the WSU College of Agricultural, […]