Voice of the Vine – August 2015
With classes underway, students and researchers have begun processing grapes for experiments on fruit maturity and irrigation at Washington State University’s new $23-million Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center.
The 28th annual Auction of Washington Wines raised a record $2.5 million. Proceeds benefit the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Three days of events took place, beginning with the
Picnic & Barrel Auction at Chateau Ste. Michelle, followed by the WSU Winemaker Dinner hosted by Greg and Heidi Rankich, with the events culminating at the star-studded Winemaker Gala at Chateau Ste. Michelle. WSU thanks the organizers and supporters for investing in our students and Washington wine!
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Senator Max Benitz (1916-1990) served in the Washington State Legislature from 1968 to 1990. During this time, he was active in agricultural issues, including an interest in seeing the Washington wine industry succeed. The Washington State University Tri-Cities campus will be hosting
A Tribute to Washington’s Senator Max E. Benitz at 7 p.m. on September 8, 2015.
Employers & Students: Register for career fairs in
Pullman and Richland
Looking to hire some talent, or considering future career opportunities? This exciting networking opportunity provides a space for organizations to meet one-on-one with WSU students. Career fairs will occur in Pullman and Richland in October – don’t delay; sign up today!
Curious about viticulture but don’t have time for a bachelor’s degree? Already in the grape and wine industry but want to increase your knowledge? The WSU Viticulture Certificate Program consists of 1.5 years of online courses and three in-person weekend camps. We are currently accepting enrollment for the next session, with coursework beginning in February 2016. Add your name to the waiting list to ensure a spot! WSU also has an Enology Certificate available.
Zachary Cartwright, a doctoral student in the school of food science, recently shared with Voice of the Vine how the Margaret Nicholson Graduate Fellowship has supported his studies focused on wine.
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