WSU Wine Science Center

WSU alumna returns as V&E department’s newest winemaker

As the newest winemaker in WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology, alumna Madelyn Caleron is living out her passion.

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WSU wine science student selected as first recipient of endowed scholarship for veterans

Navy veteran and WSU wine science student Teagan Mosher is the first recipient of the Mann Family Endowed Scholarship for veterans pursuing a degree in viticulture and enology.

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WineVit showcases important WSU student and faculty wine science research

Washington State University research representation was strong at the recent WineVit conference, with many faculty, staff, and students taking home awards for their hard work.

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WSU scientists offer research, advice for successful vineyard management

From unpredictable weather to pests and diseases, vineyard managers contend with a lot of challenges. Sessions at the recent WineVit conference showed that Washington State University scientists are determined to help Washington’s grape growers be successful and prosperous.

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Student-created wines blend well with holiday celebrations

RICHLAND, Wash. — Those looking for a special wine to celebrate the holidays need search no further than the student-made wines of Washington State University’s Blended Learning class. The course, which is currently holding a holiday wine sale, was launched in 2012 by Thomas Henick-Kling, a WSU Department of Viticulture and Enology professor who recognized a […]

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German visiting scholar studies red wine quality, composition at WSU Wine Science Center

As a student in Germany, Ingrid Weilack was inspired by Washington State University enology professor Jim Harbertson. Now, the visiting scholar is experiencing what it’s like to work with him at the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center.

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Q&A: Viticulture & Enology Department Founding Chair Jean Dodson Peterson

Jean Dodson Peterson joined WSU this fall as founding chair of the newly established Department of Viticulture and Enology. In a Q&A, she describes her goals for the department, including combatting climate change’s effect on grapes and curriculum redesign.

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WSU students demonstrate how terrain affects wine taste with new Rieslings

PROSSER, Wash. – Small changes in vineyard location and geography can impact the flavor of wine. To test this, three Washington State University Viticulture & Enology students crafted two Riesling wines from grapes harvested on opposite sides of Lake Chelan. “We wanted to understand how climatic differences affected the growth of Riesling grapes and the […]

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