The U.S. college with the first interdisciplinary wine studies degree will now be the first U.S. college with a five-year program leading to both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in wine studies.
Linfield College, with campuses in McMinnville and Portland, Ore., is teaming up with Ecole Superieure d’Agriculture (ESA) in Angers, France, for the initiative. Students who complete the program will receive a bachelor’s degree in wine studies from Linfield and an international vintage master’s degree from ESA. Continue reading
In the documentary “Red, White and Black,” Jarod Sleet, a black winemaker and member of the cellar team at Argyle Winery, says purveyors who come into the winery ask him if he knows someone who works there.
“Red, White and Black” chronicles the struggles and successes of minority winemakers in Oregon. It will be shown on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College.
—Domaine Serene founders Grace and Ken Evenstad make the largest gift in support of wine studies in state history—
Domaine Serene Winery founders Grace and Ken Evenstad have pledged $6 million to Linfield College, the largest gift in Oregon history in support of wine education. The gift is also one of the largest donations in Linfield’s history and will allow the college to significantly expand its wine education program, which already offers the first interdisciplinary liberal arts bachelor’s degree in wine studies in the United States.
Linfield College has a new connection for both wine studies and French language education, after signing a collaborative agreement with the University of Burgundy.