Tag Archives: wine

KFSR to host jazz and wine festival

KFSR, Fresno State’s nonprofit radio station, will host the “KFSR Jazz & Wine Festival” on Saturday from noon until 4 p.m. at the University House in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood, 4411 N. Van Ness Blvd. There will be wine ...

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Building to be named after late viticulture professor

Fresno State’s first viticulture professor is being honored with the naming of the campus viticulture building. Vincent E. Petrucci founded the Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Research Center in 1985, and served as the director until he retired in 1993. ...

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Alumna now oversees campus vineyard

Fresno State’s vineyard technician, Leah Groves, oversees over 100 acres of vineyards across campus. Her job is to provide grapes and raisins for Fresno State products as well as other stores and wineries in the Central Valley. “She doesn’t like ...

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Alumnus Thomas Montgomery Returns to Fresno State Winery

Thomas Montgomery smiled recently. Nostalgia had hit him as he recounted exploring the Sierra Nevada with his father from a young age. It was a time that helped forge a personal connection between him and the central San Joaquin Valley. ...

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Students learn how to make wine

Fresno State’s Department of Viticulture and Enology held the semester’s last Student Wine Grape Crush and Processing Day at the campus winery  on Sept. 29. Matthew Brain, the university’s winemaker, said of the processing day, “This is the last fruit ...

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Wine tasting event to be held in Clovis

Residents will be able to taste wine from all over the Central Valley, Central Coast and Northern California at the fall Wine Walk on Oct. 1 and 5 in Old Town Clovis. Wineries will be providing attendees with a taste ...

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A Fresno State wine gains popularity after winning awards

A Fresno State wine is in the process of selling out after winning multiple awards. The 2013 Touriga earned a silver medal from Sunset magazine’s 2016 International Wine Competition. In addition, the wine won gold medals at the 2016 Pacific ...

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News Briefs for April 8

CSU and CFA reach tentative agreement on strike The California State University (CSU) and California Faculty Association (CFA) announced Thursday a tentative agreement for the wage dispute which has postponed a threatened strike. Leaders of both the CSU and CFA ...

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Movie night wine pairings: A classy affair

Have you been itching to have a movie marathon? Maybe you want to go on the emotional roller coaster of nostalgia and watch “Harry Potter” all day, or maybe you just want to settle into your couch and enjoy “Finding ...

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A classy Taco Bell affair

Let’s be real: We aren’t all eating steaks and lobster every day. But what happens when you want to drink wine every day? What do you eat with your wine? Are you feeling like Taco Bell today? Don’t let that ...

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All things Greek celebrated

The Fresno Greek Fest celebrated its 55th year this past weekend with loads of food and drinks, dancing, and water slides. The festival started out as a one-night event five years ago and has since become a three-day celebration at ...

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New winemaker looks to prepare students with new approaches

During harvest season, Matt Brain, Fresno State’s new winemaker and lecturer, wakes up at the break of dawn to monitor the winemaking process. He checks the fermentation of the grapes by smell. Then he moves on to plan out his ...

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Wine pairings everyone can enjoy: The Easter candy edition

By: Megan Bronson Special to The Collegian Wish you’d been the cool kid at your Easter table? You should have brought the perfect wine to dinner. Speaking of dinner, let’s not kid ourselves – you’re gorging yourself on the universal ...

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New bill legalizes wine tasting courses for students under 21

Students who are under 21 will now be allowed to taste wine in wine-evaluating courses at Fresno State after California passed the “Sip and Spit” bill over summer.

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Students craft gold in a bottle

The Fresno State Winery has won two gold medals in as many competitions so far in 2014 for its student-crafted wines. Lauryn Meissner won gold for her 2011 California Syrah at the California State Fair Wine Competition, and Matt Rule ...

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Fresno State graduate produces award-winning wine

Oscar Ramos and his staff at Ramos Torres Winery in Kingsburg have one goal — to ensure their product is “double-gold good.” The Ramos Torres Winery is a 2014 award-winner in the San Francisco Chronicle’s wine competition. The winery’s 2011 ...

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Students work to produce wine

Fresno State student interns manage the winemaking process from the grape crushing to the wine bottling.

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Floral lab and farm market engage for Valentine’s Day

The Fresno State floral lab and the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market are stocked up for Valentine’s Day with red and pink ribbons, heart-shaped boxes and plenty of flowers as Fresno State students, faculty and the surrounding community prepare to spoil their sweethearts.

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