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Duckhorn Wine Co.’s new Red Mountain winemaker Brian Rudin seen as emerging star

Duckhorn Wine Co.’s new Red Mountain winemaker Brian Rudin seen as emerging star

Brian Rudin frequently hauls 8 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Red Mountain to Walla Walla in the back of his pickup. Duckhorn Wine Co.’s new Red Mountain winemaker doesn’t waste a trip between Red Mountain vineyards near Benton City and the Walla Walla custom crush facility where he is fermenting grapes for the 2014 vintage of Canvasback. Read more…

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Top red wines from Great Northwest Wine Competition

Top red wines from Great Northwest Wine Competition

By Great Northwest Wine on April 6, 2014 “College Cellars 2012 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley, $28: Walla Walla Valley Community College’s Center for Enology and Viticulture has turned out top winemakers for more than a decade, and the future looks even brighter, if this wine is any indication. It opens with aromas of spice, ripe blackberry, minerality and pencil shavings, followed by flavors…

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How to Build a Skilled Workforce

How to Build a Skilled Workforce

From Inc. Magazine April 2014 How government and business worked together to grow an industry in Walla Walla. It’s hard not to like Walla Walla, a small city (population: 32,000) in the verdant southeastern corner of Washington whose unofficial motto is “the city so nice, they named it twice.” Tyler Tennyson fell in love with the place. When he lost…

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College Cellars Wines Win Big

College Cellars Wines Win Big

  Wines produced by Enology & Viticulture students won several Gold medals at the Seattle Wine Awards and Northwest Wine Summit Competition Students and faculty at Walla Walla Community College have reason to celebrate this week.  Their student-made wines at College Cellars won not one, not two, but nine major awards over the weekend.  Myles Anderson, Director of the Institute…

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Enology/Viticulture Expands

Enology/Viticulture Expands

Expansion of the research lab and office space at the Center for Enology and Viticulture on the Walla Walla Community College campus began October 13 and is expected to reach completion by March 30, 2009. The 1,077 square foot project is funded by an Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) grant through the Washington State Department of Commerce Trade and Economic Development.…

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