The Wine Science Center is in its eleventh month of construction. At completion, the facility will be the most technologically advanced wine science center in the world.
Strategically located at the WSU Tri-Cities campus, it pairs wine education and research in close proximity to the industry. With construction progressing on budget, the projected date for substantial completion is November 30, 2014. The first classes will be held in January of 2015.
Jim Harbertson, his team and research winemaker will move from Prosser to this new building. Thomas Henick-Kling’s group will move in by June of 2015. They are in the process of hiring a new analytical chemist for the facility too.
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Dr James F Harbertson wrote an article in an International Innovations report discussing the growing field of oenology and he explains how collaboration with industry can help to highlight and solve the problems associated with the production of wine. See the full article >> more here.