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AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Joy Lindholm » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:01 pm

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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:41 pm

Loire-head boss Jim Budd reports many signs of rot regards Chenin Blanc. He goes on>

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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Victorwine » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:07 pm

Thanks for posting Joy. But the most important thing is the “quality” of the grapes harvested were “high”.

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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Joy Lindholm » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:37 pm

Victorwine wrote:Thanks for posting Joy. But the most important thing is the “quality” of the grapes harvested were “high”.


Absolutely. I just hope prices don't go up too much with the shortage.
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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Tim York » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:54 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Loire-head boss Jim Budd reports many signs of rot regards Chenin Blanc. He goes on>

http://jimsloire.blogspot.ca/2012/10/20 ... -from.html

http://jimsloire.blogspot.ca/2012/10/20 ... -tiny.html


Bob, that first report of Jim's seems to come from September 25. Since then the weather in Anjou and Touraine, the main Chenin and CabFranc regions, has been exceptionally wet. I guess that if he were to update this, he would now be more pessimistic about quality.
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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby David M. Bueker » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:11 pm

Prices go up regardless of quantity. Prices go up regardless of quality.

In other words: prices go up.
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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby John Treder » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:30 pm

We're having a great harvest here in Sonoma, Mendocino and Napa Counties. It's mostly in, and I'm only seeing happy faces at the places I visit.
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Re: AP News: Wine experts: worst grape harvest in half century

Postby Oliver McCrum » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:46 pm

How about 'Worst Headline in Half Century.'
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