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“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.”

George Orwell, from “1984”



March 23, 2016 – As Climate Change Alters Drought Patterns, Wine Growers Feel the Effects

2012 – The gross production value of all the county’s wine grape crops in 2012 was $821.3 million — an increase of 41 percent over the $581 million gross value in 2011

May 15, 2013 – Wine production in South Africa is expected to reach an all-time high

June, 2013 – The 2013 harvest season exceeded the expectations of the South African wine industry…this will be the biggest wine grape crop ever produced

October 12, 2013 – Another record grape harvest

February 10, 2014 –This second consecutive record grape harvest stretched capacity to its fullest.

February 15, 2014 – California Wine Growers Celebrating a Record Harvest

August 21, 2014 – New Zealand wine exports at record high after bumper grape harvest

February 10, 2015 – 2014 marks 3rd record Washington wine grape harvest in a row

September 14, 2015 – Oregon – Last year’s wine harvest was the biggest on record

September 18, 2015 – The ongoing drought hasn’t fazed Washington winegrowers this season.

Most of the U.S. West Coast has been mired in a drought and record heat for more than two years. Fortunately for fans of Washington wine, no place is better prepared than a wine country that is already basically a desert. The drought doesn’t seem to have slowed down the grapevines one bit.

August 3, 2015 – Texas Fine Wine Predicts 2015 Harvest to be Banner Year

October 4, 2015 – Arkansas Wine Grape Harvest Best In Years

November 10, 2015 – France – Wine Harvest 2015: Bordeax Winemakers Believe the Vintage is a Potential Classic

Mother Nature gave Bordeaux a beautiful growing season.

February 21, 2016 – Australia – Winemakers Record ‘Exceptional Season’

January 27, 2017 – Record Harvest on the Cards For Spain –

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