Predicted Glut Could Mean More Grapes Go to Concentrate
by Dan Clarke
Oct 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Roughly 20 percent of California's winegrape harvest doesn't ever become wine. Typically, 400,000 to 600,000 tons of California grapes are crushed for the juice concentrate market each year. It's a significant business, but it's also a complicated one that is tied to the world fruit sugar market.The Sugar that isn't "Sugar"Grape juice concentrate is used in various food-processing applications. It increasingly replaces corn syrup and table sugar in bakery goods, jams and jellies and desserts as ...
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