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WWCC names new Director of Enology and Viticulture Program

WWCC names new Director of Enology and Viticulture Program

 Martin Fujishin brings years of experience as a winemaker, industry consultant and educator  WALLA WALLA, WASH. – Martin Fujishin will become Director of College Cellars and the Enology and Viticulture Program at Walla Walla Community College on June 3.  Fujishin brings extensive experience as a winemaker, winery founder, and college educator in Idaho. After spending his youth working on the…

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Maureen O’Callaghan, a young grower from Ephrata, Washington

Maureen O’Callaghan, a young grower from Ephrata, Washington

family background / Maureen graduated from Walla Walla Community College’s viticulture and enology program and joined Shaw Vineyards as a viticulturist in 2018. She is the daughter of Carol and John O’Callaghan. age/27 grower/Ephrata, Washington crops/Grapes business/Shaw Vineyards I started college originally with a chemistry focus at Washington State University, then went into soil sciences and then viticulture and enology through…

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A White Wine Revolution is Underway in Washington’s Reddest Appellation

A White Wine Revolution is Underway in Washington’s Reddest Appellation

Walla Walla Valley is Washington State’s “reddest” appellation. A recent study shows the area is 95% planted to red wine varieties, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah leading the way. So why aren’t there more white wine grapes grown in Walla Walla? “It’s an economic thing,” says Marty Clubb, co-owner and managing winemaker at L’Ecole No. 41, one of Washington’s founding wineries. Clubb says the disparity between the…

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College Cellars is changing the way Washington makes wine

College Cellars is changing the way Washington makes wine

Below are my Wine Enthusiast reviews for January 2020. Wines are listed alphabetically by winery. Read information on how I review wines here. Read about the Wine Enthusiast rating system here. Read about how to interpret my scores here. All of these reviews are freely available on-line at the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. See previous Wine Enthusiast reviews re-published in this space here. Search Wine Enthusiast‘s on-line database here. Read instructions on how to find Washington…

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Lagana Cellars

Lagana Cellars

Some really good talents have come out of Walla Walla Community College’s enology and viticulture program. The list of talents continues to rise as Jason Fox is one of them that started his own Lagana Cellars in 2013. Lagana sources from some great vineyards including Sagemoor and Seven Hills vineyards. Jason is earnest, frank and highly knowledgable as I have…

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