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Friday, March 28, 2014

While everyone was worried about the California drought ...

There have been lots of questions about, and lots of speculation around, the effect of the drought on California's wine grape crop for 2014. (Though you should probably worry more about food prices this year).

While this has been going on in California, the Finger Lakes wine growing region of upstate New York has been declared a disaster area by the federal government. The bitter cold winter has destroyed many of the buds that would become this year's crop. It's not yet known if this just means the 2014 yield will be much lower than normal or if there is widespread permanent damage to vines.

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