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Travel journal: Southern France winery & vineyard tour

This article details the highlights of an international winery and vineyard tour in Southern France from April 19 to 30, 2015, that was organized by the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program. Read on for information about joining us for the next trip!

Cheers!

This month's column highlighting WSU V&E student, faculty and alumni achievements features David Balsz, Justin Blake, Sarah Hedges Goedhart, Colin Hickey, Daniel Hottell, Suzanne Kaye, Brooke Kietzmann, Nick Mackay, Maxx McGoff, Jarrod Pack, Joe Sperry, Thomas Spotteck and Ryan Strom. Do you know a WSU student, faculty member or alumnus who deserves a cheer? Submit their achievements to Voice of the Vine Editor Erika Holmes at erika.holmes@wsu.edu!

Bill for enology, viticulture programs signed into law

Governor Inslee signed House Bill 1004 into law April 23, 2015, allowing students under 21 enrolled in enology and viticulture programs at four-year universities to taste -- but not consume -- wine as part of their instruction. All students in the Washington State University Viticulture and Enology Program will now have the ability to smell, taste and spit wines to hone their sensory skills, which is an integral part of wine education curriculum. All students, regardless of age, may not swallow wine tasted during class.

Submit wines to the WSU Wine Science Center Library

The Washington State Wine Commission would like to invite all Washington vineyards and wineries to submit a maximum of two different bottles of wine for display in the WSU Wine Science Center Library. Wine must be submitted online and arrive at the center no later than June 2. If you have any questions regarding submissions for the Wine Science Center, please contact Stephanie Lyon at slyon@washingtonwine.org.

A doctorate in persistence

Earning a Ph.D. is never an easy process, but Georgina Mitchell experienced a far rockier road than most. “My third first year, I finally finished my last first year class,” said Mitchell, a Spokane resident and member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe. But this weekend, Mitchell, 41, received her doctoral degree from the School of Economic Sciences after starting the program in 2007.

Upcoming Events

Mar
31
Tue
all-day Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Ta... @ Benton County Fairgrounds
Mar 31 – Jun 2 all-day
Benton-Franklin Livestock 4-H Tag Days! @ Benton County Fairgrounds | Kennewick | Washington | United States
    Steer Tag Day………………………… March 21, 2015 Lamb, Goat, and Swine Tag Day…. May 16, 2015 Swine Tag Photo Upload…………… June 2, 2015   PQA Training Opportunity May 16th 2015 9:00 a.m. Under the[...]
May
30
Sat
all-day The Clover Classic 4-H and Open ... @ Franklin County Saddle Club
The Clover Classic 4-H and Open ... @ Franklin County Saddle Club
May 30 all-day
The Clover Classic 4-H and Open Youth Show @ Franklin County Saddle Club | Pasco | Washington | United States
Saturday, May 30th 2015 – 4-H and Open Youth Show Franklin County Saddle Club – 2801 Road 60, Pasco, WA 99301 Sponsored by: Lucky Horseshoe and Fur Ever Friends 4-H Clubs With a portion of[...]
Jun
9
Tue
all-day Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
Jun 9 – Jun 14 all-day
Benton Franklin 4-H Camp @ Camp Wooten
  IT IS OFFICIAL: Benton-Franklin 4-H Camp will be June 9 – 14, 2015. We do realize that this may overlap with several local schools, but we don’t have the flexibility to adjust by a[...]
Jun
20
Sat
8:00 am Solstice in the Garden @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Solstice in the Garden @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Solstice in the Garden @ Master Gardener Demonstration Garden | Kennewick | Washington | United States
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Jul
18
Sat
7:00 am 2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena
2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena
Jul 18 @ 7:00 am
2015 Clover Classic Gaming Show @ Two Rivers Riding Club Arena | Burbank | Washington | United States
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