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The Washington State Wine Commission will hold its annual Research Review on January 18 and 19 at the Clore Center in Prosser. The commission encourages growers and wine makers to attend and provide feedback on research proposals. 

Research topics include pest management, irrigation, soil quality, mechanization, wine spoilage, and tannin management.

Scientists will share final results, give updates on ongoing projects and pitch new proposals to the Wine Research Advisory Committee, which makes the grant funding recommendations. Attendees will be asked to rank projects by importance to the industry to help guide the committee’s funding decisions.

For fiscal year 2018, the commission provided more than $1 million to 18 research grants, raised from state, industry, and private support.

The first day of the review includes a lunch and a wine social. There is no charge for the meeting but pre-registration is required, by visiting the Washington State Wine website. Registration closes on Jan 12th, 2018. For questions, contact research program manager Melissa Hansen at mhansen@washingtonwine.org