Washington Wine Education
Want to appreciate Washington wine even more? Consider the following pages of information and links to related websites you will find useful:
WASHINGTON WINE GRAPE VARIETIES
Washington state grows about 40 different species of wine grapes (Vitis vinifera), fairly evenly split 50%-50% between red varieties and white varieties. Since most red grapes and most white wine grapes look pretty much the same, an easy way to identify them during your next vineyard tour is to look at the leaves.
WASHINGTON WINE CLASSES & SCHOOLS
Ramp up your wine knowledge big time by enrolling in and completing a viticulture and enology course, sommelier program, or other wine education class at a local college.
WASHINGTON ENOLOGICAL SOCIETIES
Join a local enological society to further your appreciation of wine with like-minded others in a social setting and learn about tasting, evaluating and pairing wines.
WASHINGTON WINE BLOGGERS & WRITERS
Keep up and interact with the cast of Washington wine bloggers and writers as they inform and entertain you with their adventures in the world of Washington wine.
WASHINGTON WINE INDUSTRY RESOURCES
Learn more about the foundations, winery associations and other organizations that make up the Washington wine industry.
Learn these terms, educate your palate, and sound like a real wine connoisseur.
Interesting and somewhat obscure information you may not have known about wine.