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Researchers study ashy aromas, tastes in wine affected by wildfires

Grapes from commercial and research vineyards are collected and analyzed so WSU researchers can see how wine grape quality is affected by how long they are exposed to smoke.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2020

WSU researchers are studying how the duration of smoke exposure from September's wildfires affected the quality of wine grapes. Grapes exposed to smoke from wildfires can develop ashy aromas and tastes...

Horticulture researchers find ways to combat climate change in vineyards

Researchers in Prosser are developing ways to preserve the quality of wine-making industries by creating ways to prevent grapes from overheating.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 14, 2020

As climate change threatens Washington vineyards, a group of viticulture and enology researchers in Prosser are developing ways to preserve the quality of wine-making industries.  Markus Keller, professor...

The US should lower the drinking age to 18

To promote a healthier view of alcohol consumption, the US should follow Europe’s example of a younger drinking age. 
RUSSELL BEHRMANN | Evergreen columnist November 19, 2015

A proposed ballot initiative in California that would lower the state’s minimum drinking age to 18 has been cleared to collect signatures and could be voted on by April 2016.The initiative, like most...

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