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WSU Wine Science Center
8:36 am
Wed November 5, 2014

WSU Wine Science Center to Open in March

A conceptual rendering of the view from the street at the WSU Wine Science Center.
ALSC Architects

Construction for the new Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities should be mostly completed this year. A grand opening is planned in March at the $23 million center. Some professors could move in early next year and students could start taking classes next fall. The center is located in the heart of wine country on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland.

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Wineries
6:22 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Northwest Wine Crushing: Hot Summer Makes For Strong Juice

Maria Natividad is one of the fastest pickers here in the '94 sarah at Ciel du Cheval Vineyard on Red Mountain outside of Benton City, Wash.
Anna King

Wineries across the Northwest are stomping it: They’re harvesting, crushing grapes and making wine full bore.And this year’s fruit looks: Petite and powerful. Correspondent Anna King explains.

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Food, Agriculture
5:23 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Small Tract Of Northwest Wine-Growing Soil Attracting Big Outside Investment

Gewurztraminer grapes at Kiona Vineyards on Red Mountain.
Credit JJ Williams / Kiona Vineyards

Wine harvest is crushing away in a small Washington growing region called Red Mountain. And this dusty, wedge of earth has been attracting an increasing amount of greenbacks lately. This small spot has attracted winemakers from Napa, Canada and even Italy.

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Northwest Wine
5:18 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Northwest Wine Experts’ Picks For That Long-Weekend BBQ

Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue (right) edit Great Northwest Wine.
Credit Great Northwest Wine

The Northwest is quickly becoming world famous for high-quality wine. So what are the region’s wine experts splashing into their glasses over Memorial Day weekend?

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Northwest Wine
5:34 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Northwest Wine Industry Matures With Appellation Milestones

The Walla Walla appellation will mark their 30 year anniversary in March.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Wed February 26, 2014 5:03 pm

Many of the distinct wine grape growing regions in the Northwest are celebrating 30 years since the federal government recognized them as appellations -- or distinct growing areas.

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Walla Walla Wine
8:04 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Walla Walla Winemakers Go On Tour To Promote The Region

Wine barrels at Russell Creek WInery in Walla Walla, Wash.
Tom Carmony Flickr

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 5:45 pm

The Northwest wine industry has matured to the point where certain regions are trying to set their wines apart -- think the Willamette Valley pinots, or Columbia Valley cabs.

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Northwest Grapes
7:15 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Northwest Wine Grape Growers Brace For Cold Damage

Tom Waliser manages Pepper Bridge vineyard outside of Walla Walla, Washington. He's a bit worried about how this week's cold might affect his wine grape vines.
Anna King Northwest News Network

Northwest wine grape growers expect this week's cold weather to do some damage to their vineyards. But it’s not clear yet how much of next year’s fruit might be affected.

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Northwest Wine
4:09 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Small Northwest Winemakers May Have More Juice To Work With This Year

Northwest winemakers expect an abundance of high-quality juice this year.
Trey Busch Sleight of Hand Cellars

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 8:23 am

Early crop reports from farmers say Washington and Oregon’s wine grape harvest appears to be up a tick for 2013.

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Northwest Wine
4:22 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Scientist: Climate Change Unlikely To Seriously Affect Northwest Wine

Anna King Northwest News Network

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 3:17 pm

The Northwest is well positioned to make wine into the future despite global climate change. So says a scientist who presented his findings on climate change and wine at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Monday.

Wine grape vines can be productive for decades. But how will climate change affect that? That’s the question Antonio Busalacchi, with the University of Maryland, sought to answer.

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Wine Writer
6:24 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Well-Known Northwest Wine Writer Starts Wine Venture

Wine writer Paul Greggut’s newest venture -- Waitsburg Cellars -- is a partnership with one of the largest wine companies in the Northwest. He’s able to blend wines under his label from the company’s vast portfolio of vineyards.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

In the wine business one good review can mean a lot of money. Now, one of the most prominent wine writers in the Northwest is getting into the wine business himself. And that’s agitated some in the industry. Former Seattle Times columnist Paul Gregutt defends his winery in southeast Washington, but others see a conflict of interest. Correspondent Anna King reports from Waitsburg.

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