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CWU Professor Celebrates 100th Episode of Wine Education Podcast

Lines of Wines host and CWU Professor Marji Morgan talks to Ellensburg Canyon Winery owner Gary Cox during an episode of her podcast. The show recently celebrated its 100th episode.

On a chilly Tuesday morning, Marji Morgan sat down with Ellensburg Canyon Winery owner Gary Cox, but the drink of the morning wasn’t coffee.

Morgan produced a 2007 vintage Port-style Cabernet Franc from ECW and proceeded to pour them both a glass.

“I must have had this in my collection since we first met,” she said.

Morgan set up her recorder, and both contemplated the vintage wine as they began to chat on her podcast titled Lines on Wines. During their interview, Cox talked about the path that took him to the Yakima River canyon, the trials and tribulations he’s had with growing different varietals on the property and what sets the canyon apart in terroir from other regions within the state.

This specific podcast was symbolic for Morgan, as it marked her 100th episode. Morgan, who is a professor in the history department at Central Washington University, has been producing the podcast for Ellensburg Community Radio since 2015. The episode was further symbolic in that her first episode was also with Cox.

“We’ve come full circle,” Cox said.

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