Paso Robles Winery & Vineyard Tour
Paso Robles, CA
Raise a Glass fundraiser
More than 300 west side restaurants will give a portion of wine sales through December to the Raise a Glass Fund, a Scholarship program that benefits viticulture and enology programs at WSU and other Northwest universities.
Precision Farming Expo
Jan. 7-8, 2016
Three Rivers Convention Center
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For decades, if not centuries, the changing color of a grape’s seed has played a role in determining when winemakers harvest grapes. After complex experiments, though, WSU researchers have determined that seed colors don’t have the long-held impact, contrary to wine mythology.
Two WSU Viticulture and Enology projects received USDA specialty crop research grants, part of a total of $1.7 million awarded to the university.
For Nick French and Robb Zimmel, a WSU student and graduate, respectively, a career in viticulture and enology made sense following their military experiences.
This month’s column toasting WSU Viticulture & Enology donors, newsmakers, and diplomatic visits.