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WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

WWCC Feels Double-Edged Sword of Expanding Wine Industry

Nick Maahs, News Reporter

February 13, 2018

The Walla Walla County Planning Commission held a public hearing last Wednesday, Feb. 7 discussing, among other items, a proposal regarding a 27 acre plot of land adjacent to the Walla Walla Community College. They approved the proposal and  recommended, by a vote of 5-0, to bring the parcel into the...

America can’t handle its drinks

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 12, 2016

One of the things that has surprised me the most about college life in the US is the way many college students don’t know how to deal with alcohol. There is this particular attitude towards alcohol that I haven’t seen anywhere else. When I first went to parties here, I noticed how people drink unt...

DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Juniors Lauren Benedict and Maia Watkins took part in an event to combat an all-too overlooked facet of feminism: the underrepresentation of women in the art world.

Finding the Best Syrah- Eli Robinson

May 18, 2015

This article was written by graduating senior Eli Robinson.  While other more diligent seniors have been stressing the details of cell physiology, I've been drinking. Searching for the alleged Walla Walla "funk" has brought me to some of the more obscure wineries in the valley and can be a fun tr...

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

What I Ate Abroad: Vienna

Dylan Tull

December 9, 2013

When compared to the rich Middle-Eastern lamb kebab stands that crowd the streets of Vienna, the creamy Italian food that lies just over the border, or the delicate French cuisine located only a few hours west, Austrian food is somewhat bland. Layers of intricate flavor are just not the Austrian pri...

Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries

L'Ecole wine tasting

Hannah Bartman

November 8, 2012

Walla Walla boasts being home to over 100 wineries alone, and tourists flock during all parts of the year to partake in this unique product of the land. It is no surprise that to come here for college can inspire some students to join the wave of winemaking that is sweeping the region. Out of the...

Wine sparks academic pursuit

Photos by Catie Bergman.

Adam Brayton

November 8, 2012

Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise. Professor Kevin Pogue of the geology department has a sign hanging from his office door emblazoned with the pun, "Terroirist Headquarters." Though...

Wine buzz sustains local economy

Molly Emmett

April 12, 2012

This article was co-authored by Talia Rudee. For more than 100 years, wheat has been a staple crop in the Walla Walla Valley. The dry land and expanse of open spaces in the area are well-suited for grain-growing, and the region has gained a reputation for its wheat production. Indeed, one of t...

‘Wild wine woman of Walla Walla’ dishes on local industry

Credit: Cornelius

Connor Guy

October 22, 2009

Catie MacIntyre Walker, the self-proclaimed "wild wine woman of Walla Walla," has been in the business for years. Though she's graduated from the Center for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla, many of her formative experiences as a wine lover have been hands-on: she's spent time doing the dirtier p...

Wine tasting opportunities near Walla Walla this weekend

Connor Guy

October 22, 2009

Winery Name Address Phone Hours Tasting Fee Recommendation Amavi Cellars 635 N 13th  Ave 509-525-3541 Fri, Sat, Sun 11-5 $5, waived with purchase 2007 Syrah Ash Hollow 14 N 2nd  Ave 509-529-7565 Fri 11-5, Sat 5-7 $5 + $3 for reserves, waived with purchase 2006 Syrah Beresan 4169 Pepp...

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