Enology

Students Tour Winemaking Facilities at WSU Tri‑Cities campus

Viticulture and enology (V&E) students from Washington State University’s Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses had a chance to mingle while learning together during a recent field trip. The all-day event took place at WSU Tri-Cities and is part of a new VE Connects initiative established by V&E Founding Department Chair Jean Dodson Peterson. “VE Connects is designed to transform the student transfer experience, improve student recruitment and retention pathways, …

First Recipient of Endowed Viticulture & Enology Scholarship for Veterans

Teagan Mosher’s interest in winemaking was piqued after she toured the viticultural area of Mount Etna while stationed at U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella in Italy. Now an undergraduate in Washington State University’s Department of Viticulture and Enology (V&E), Mosher is pursuing her passion for wine science as the first recipient of the Mann Family Endowed Scholarship, a fund for active-duty military members or …

ASEV Presents 25 Students with $107,500 in Scholarships

Over $100,000 in scholarships were awarded to 25 students throughout North America by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). The ASEV’s scholarship program seeks to support students pursuing scientific research and advancement in enology or viticulture. “Year after year, we see the passion and commitment of scholarship recipients exceed our expectations,” says Anna Katharine Mansfield, associate professor at …

Early Season 2023 Oregon Vineyard Update

Members of the Oregon State University Viticulture and Enology Extension Working Group meet monthly to discuss season progression and program updates across the state. Here OSU Extension Specialist Patty Skinkis provides a summary of vineyard growth and topics of interest in each of the areas represented by regional or county Extension faculty who directly serve wine grape growers in Oregon. …

Wine & Grape Society Announces Foundation to Help Foster the Next Generation of Leaders

Students pursuing a degree in enology and viticulture over the past few decades have turned to the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) for scholarships to fund their educational and budding career trajectories. On average, the Society presents $100,000 in scholarships annually to 20-plus students throughout North America. To sustain this effort into the future, ASEV created the American Society …

WSU Dept. of Viticulture and Enology Outlines Future

The WineVit conference recently returned to Kennewick, Washington, drawing a multitude of Washington State University faculty, students, and staff, as well as grape growers, tasting room managers, and other Washington wine industry players. The event, which serves as a catalyst for growth and innovation in the industry, highlighted the V&E department’s efforts in key research areas such as grapevine disease and …

Sustainability Champion for New York Vineyards, Cornell Emeritus Extension Associate to Receive ASEV’s Highest Honor

A leader and collaborator in grape extension and research at Cornell University, Dr. Timothy Martinson will receive the American Society for Enology and Viticulture’s (ASEV) highest honor, the ASEV Merit Award. Martinson led New York’s sustainability initiatives in wine throughout his career and will be presenting his Merit Award presentation, An Insect Ecologist’s “Random Walk” Through the Viticultural Landscape at …

WSU Scientist Presents Grape Smoke Exposure Research During Trip to Japan

A year ago, when Washington State University’s Tom Collins was invited by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV) to present his research in Japan, he didn’t know if it would be possible due to the country’s COVID-19 travel restrictions. Luckily, those restrictions lifted just in time for Collins, assistant professor in WSU’s Department of Viticulture & Enology and …

Monterey County Winery Wins Best Sparkling Wine in USA

Caraccioli Cellars was recently awarded three of the four gold medals to United States wineries in the world’s most prestigious sparkling wine competition, The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 (CSWWC). Scott Caraccioli, General Manager of Caraccioli Cellars, was in attendance at the CSWWC’s 2022 Awards Ceremony in London on November 3rd. Created by one of the most esteemed …

Vintners Fundraising Begins for Reforestation and Wildfire Resiliency Efforts

Starting now, wine enthusiasts around the world can contribute to environmental efforts to protect the future of Napa Valley. In the spirit of coming together to do good, members of the Napa Valley Vintners have put together a fund-a-need campaign alongside five exceptional fund-a-forest experiences that take place in Napa Valley in 2023. “Anyone who has an interest in Napa Valley’s natural environment and …

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