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Massachusetts Beverage Business

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CALIFORNIA WINEMAKERS BRACE for SMALLER SUPPLY of GRAPES

AS CALIFORNIA’S WINEMAKERS begin the 2OO8 harvest, they are scrambling to find enough Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. After several years of bumper crops, Mother Nature turned fickle this year, offering up deep frosts, followed by hot weather and ultimately not enough rain.“This is one of the strangest weather patterns that I have seen in more than 3O years of farming,” said Andy Beckstoffer, the largest independent grower on California’s North Coast.Growers and [...] Read More »

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