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College Cellars of Walla Walla again tops Tri-Cities Wine Festival judging

College Cellars of Walla Walla again tops Tri-Cities Wine Festival judging

KENNEWICK, Wash. – College Cellars of Walla Walla, the winemaking program for Walla Walla Community College, remained at the head of the class for the Tri-Cities Wine Festival by using a 2016 Barbera to claim the title of best of show in 2018. A year ago, College Cellars topped Washington state’s longest-running wine competition with a semi-sparkling Muscat grown at Inland Desert Vineyard near Red…

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Washington’s future winemakers have 4 in-state college options

Washington’s future winemakers have 4 in-state college options

ONE SURE SIGN that the Washington wine industry is reaching another level of maturity is that we now have four schools providing winemaking and viticulture education. Before this development, Washington relied on other regions — typically California — to provide education and training to our winemakers. The dominant university on the West Coast has been the University of California at Davis,…

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Marcus Rafanelli Recipient of Wine Foundation’s 2018 Powers Sabbatical

Marcus Rafanelli Recipient of Wine Foundation’s 2018 Powers Sabbatical

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce the 2018 Powers Sabbatical award to Marcus Rafanelli. Marcus is the Instructor of Applied Winemaking at Walla Walla Community College and Cellarmaster for the institution’s College Cellars. The Powers Family Sabbatical awards up to $5,000 each year to cover travel expenses for a mid-level industry professional to travel abroad, expand…

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