With the state of Washington boasting the second most wineries in the country after California, and ranking third in overall wine production, it should come as no surprise that a local community college seized the opportunity to incorporate the ever-growing viticulture industry into its curriculum, the Huffington Post reports. In a segment for PBS NewsHour, special correspondent John Tulenko profiled Walla Walla Community College, which 12 years ago launched its wine school — the first of its kind in the nation. The two-year degree program teaches grape growing, pressing, barreling, blending and tasting — all on-site at the college’s vineyard. According to the PBS report, the program attracts students from across the country. A recent survey found that 80 percent of graduates are employed in the wine industry as vineyard managers, winemakers, cellar workers and wine sellers, with most earning between $25,000 and $55,000 a year…

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