Vinticulture Courses Take Off as Wine Industry Booms
April 22, 2009
Texas Tech University is the first in Texas, and one of only a handful of schools
in the country, to offer an undergraduate program in viticulture and enology, the
study of grapes and wine. Students pursuing horticultural degrees can specialize in
viticulture and enology, and by 2010, there will be courses on winery business planning,
wine marketing, vineyard management, winemaking, and wine tourism.
Written by: Jessica Behnham
As wine has captured the American palate, the industry of wine production and retailing
is booming. This expansion has touched every state and created a demand for specially-trained
graduates to fill jobs in the expanding industry.
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