Month in Review
Sep 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Harvest Comes Early: As this issue arrives in subscriber mailboxes, the 2004 harvest is well underway. In California's Central Valley, it's nearly a wrap and most California vintners expect to be finished hauling in grapes by early October. Some grape varieties are two and even three weeks ahead of "normal." Sparkling wine producers started picking in late July.The weather patterns in California have been reminiscent of 1997 but with smaller yields. Above average temperatures caused vines to pus...
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