Sep 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Behind the High-Alcohol CurtainEditor:I've been following with interest, or should I say concern, the ongoing debate concerning highly alcoholic wines derived from highly ripe fruit. Within my organization some members believe that wineries are imposing long hang times on growers for the purpose of lowering harvested tonnage--and payments--for purely economic reasons. While some wineries may be doing so, I doubt that this is particularly widespread. Rather, this practice is more likely related t...
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