Month In Review
Dec 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
December. As many of our subscribers know by now, the 2005 harvest in California exceeded expectations. It was the largest harvest in five years. Near perfect spring weather in 2004 coupled with a wet winter meant berries kept developing and getting bigger, to the point that growers wound up with some heavy clusters. Many growers and winemakers were already well into crush before they realized just how many extra grapes they had. The unexpectedly huge harvest had vintners scrambling for tank and...
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