Wine grape growers, winemakers invited to learn latest research results from live telecast.
SEATTLE (March 20, 2020) – The Washington wine industry’s annual signature research event has been reformatted to a live webinar, a move that facilitates learning for grape growers and wineries regardless of location. The Washington Advancements in Viticulture and Enology (WAVE) will take place as originally planned on April 1, but is condensed to better fit a webinar format. The WAVE webinar starts at 2 p.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m. Listeners can log in to watch all five research presentations, or join in for selected talks. The live format allows viewers to ask the researchers questions after each talk. The presentations include:
- Vine water use and management in a changing climate
- Grape leaffolders, a new pest in Washington vineyards
- Nematodes and rootstocks
- Bucket fermentation for potential smoke-exposed fruit
- Grape maturity impacts on wine quality
The goal of WAVE is to raise awareness about the value of viticulture and enology research among grape growers and wineries. The WAVE seminars have become a valuable venue to discuss current and future research and bring scientists and industry members together.
Registration is free but required by March 30 to receive the webinar link.
Register for the WAVE webinar here.
About the Washington State Wine Commission:
The Washington State Wine Commission (WSWC) represents every licensed winery and wine grape grower in Washington State. Guided by an appointed board, WSWC provides a marketing platform to raise positive awareness about the Washington wine industry and generate greater demand for its wines. Funded almost entirely by the industry through assessments based on grape and wine sales, WSWC is a state government agency, established by the legislature in 1987. To learn more, visit www.washingtonwine.org.