Jun 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Wineries Should Pay Premiums for Ultra-ripe Grapes Recently, there has been a lot of press about the current popularity of big, high-alcohol wines, which are made from ultra-ripe grapes. There have been articles in Wine Spectator, on the CBS Evening News and, more locally, in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. But none of them addressed the negative effect that the quest for these huge wines is having on North Coast winegrape growers. The insistence by winemakers for ultra-ripe grapes may damage th...
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