Blend of new courses at Tech aids local, state wine industry

Never one to rest on its academic laurels, Texas Tech now becomes the first university in the state - and one of a handful in the nation - to offer an undergraduate program in viticulture and enology. Viticulture is the science of grape growing and enology is the study of winemaking.

Why does this matter to you? We've all heard of Napa Valley. And we've all heard of Sonoma and Bordeaux. At some point, the South Plains, West Texas, and Eastern New Mexico could become a region that people around the world will recognize, acknowledge, and respect for its distinctive wines.

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