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By Mary HightowerU of S System Division of Agriculture
(Newsrooms – With downloadable images at www.flickr.com/photos/uacescomm/albums/72157683559331376 )
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Whether a wine enthusiast or a winemaker, you’ll want to have
a set at Experience Arkansas Wines, a workshop and tasting reception on May 18 at
Brightwater in Bentonville.
“This is a unique opportunity to explore what the Arkansas wine industry offers,”
said Renee Threlfall, wine researcher and food science associate for the University
of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Winemakers and enthusiasts can gather
to learn more about the drink that brings them together.”
Workshop attendees will learn keys to winemaking and those attending the reception
can sample wines from different Arkansas wineries.
Threlfall is a board member of the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers, which is
hosting the event.
The Ensuring Wine Quality Workshop for both novice and experienced winemakers runs
from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. and covers:
Wine enthusiasts can visit Arkansas winery booths and enjoy local wines, cheeses,
meats and breads in a meet-and-greet atmosphere during the reception from 6:30-8:30
Registration is $20/person.
Register and payment is available at the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers website
If you have questions about the event email email@example.com or contact Renee Threlfall at 479-575-4677.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
About the Arkansas Grape Growers Association
The Arkansas Association of Grape Growers which is a non-profit agricultural organization
dedicated to unite & educate growers; assist with research; and promote and protect
the art, science, and commerce of viticulture in Arkansas. http://argrapegrowers.org/.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org