The Albert Ravenholt Lecture series brings experts from the grape and wine industry to WSU to share their research and professional perspective. The lecture will feature the expertise of Dr. Linda Bisson gained through her research and celebrated career as geneticist and professor of viticulture and enology at University of California, Davis. Bisson will offer winemakers and students insight and solutions for managing wine quality and dealing with problematic fermentations.
Bisson retired in September 2017 after 32 years as professor of viticulture and enology at UC Davis, where she received three excellence in teaching awards. Her research earned her numerous accolades including four “Best Paper in Enology” awards and the “Merit Award” from the Association of Enology and Viticulture, as well as the 1998 Enology Award from the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV). She is co-author of the textbook “Principles and Practices of Winemaking,” and has served as a science editor for the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture for the past 15 years.