The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including wine from California, the Finger Lakes, France, South Africa, Australia and Spain.

October 13, 2017 – Disastrous harvest means wine prices could be going up

December 28, 2017 – “The vast majority of California’s 2017 winegrape harvest was unaffected by the wild fires and the vintage promises to be of excellent quality,”

 

 

September 15, 2015 – Grave Concerns Dot Finger Lakes Grape Harvest 

September 29, 2015 – The 2015 Upstate NY wine grape harvest: A good, maybe great season

 

 

August 7, 2017 – Spanish grape harvest: Poor grape harvest means less wine in Spain

September 11, 2017 – Spain hits all-time record in wine exports

 

 

July 3, 2016 – Brexit threatens French wine exports – Economy – RFI

July 7, 2017 – France has raced ahead of the pack in the first three months of the year. France continues to dominate the world wine market, but US exports are declining.

 

 

 

 

The folks in charge are not your friends, and are lying to you about basically everything, including wine from California, the Finger Lakes, France, South Africa, Australia and Spain.

 

 

 

 

CALIFORNIA

2015 – California wine exports set record in 2015

 

February 15, 2017 – California Wine Exports Reached Record Sales Globally in 2016

 

Feb 23, 2017 – For all the worry that the wild winter weather of 2017 has justifiably caused in Northern California, there could be one unexpected benefit: A very good year for wine.

 

September 9, 2017 – Torrid temperatures shrivel California wine grapes to raisins 

 

September 12, 2017 – Californian heatwave: ‘Too soon to tell’ if yields affected

 

September 12, 2017 – An inside look at the 2017 California heat wave’s impact on wine grapes in Napa and Sonoma counties from winemaking veteran Rob Davis at Jordan Winery

 

October 10, 2017 – Wildfires deal devastating blow to wine, tourism industries in California

 

October 11, 2017 – Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California’s $58 Billion Wine Industry

 

October 11, 2017 – For Lodi wine grape grower, about average yields, but good fruit quality

“The Cabernet Sauvignon fruit looks really good. I hope those grapes have enough time to sugar up before the weather turns against us.”

 

October 13, 2017 – Disastrous harvest means wine prices could be going up

 

October 13, 2017 – How the Napa Fires Could Hurt 2017’s Wine Grapes | WIRED

 

October 30, 2017 – Why 2018 could be a lousy year for wine production – WCPO.com

 

December 28, 2017 – “The vast majority of California’s 2017 winegrape harvest was unaffected by the wild fires and the vintage promises to be of excellent quality,”

 

December 29, 2017 – 2017 was a good year for Temecula winegrowers – Press Enterprise

The wet winter of 2017 increased crop yields by at least 25 percent, and the overall quality of the grapes was exceptional, said Danny J. Martin, president of the Temecula Valley Wine Association.

(Headline hedges by describing a 25-plus-percent increase in crop yields as merely “good” – ed)

 

January 25, 2018 – San Rafael, CA – 2017 Largely Brings Good Yields And Quality | Go-Wine
 

FINGER LAKES

September 3, 2015 – ‘Normal’ Wine Harvest Anticipated in N.Y. – Wines & Vines

 

September 15, 2015 – Grave Concerns Dot Finger Lakes Grape Harvest – Wine Industry

 

September 29, 2015 – The 2015 Upstate NY wine grape harvest: A good, maybe great season

 

September 23, 2016 – Finger Lakes wine grape harvest 2016: ‘It’s going to be a good year for dry reds’

Everything is squeaky clean — it’s hard to find any breakdown,” said Bob Madill, a veteran winemaker and grape grower who is now the winery liaison for the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance. “I think you’ll hear everyone say the grapes are clean as a whistle, and that’s a good thing.”

 

October 6, 2016 – Drought Puts the Squeeze on Northeast Wine Grapes | Agweb.com

But in parts of New York and southern New England, where drought struck, some growers are seeing decreasing yields. New York, the country’s third largest wine producer, was hit hard by drought in the Finger Lakes wine region.

 

December 15, 2016 – Weather made 2016 good year for Finger Lakes wines

 

September 14, 2017 – Cool Summer Slows Finger Lakes Grape Harvest – Wines & Vines

 

November 2, 2017 – Finger Lakes Wineries Overwhelmed by Grape Harvest – Wine

“If there’s a running theme to this year’s harvest in the Finger Lakes, for most growers it is probably higher yields,”
FRANCE

July 3, 2016 – Brexit threatens French wine exports – Economy – RFI

(November 2, 2017 – English wine maker Chapel Wine says production is up 10% and that 2017 produced ‘excellent quality fruit’

“With an early harvest in good weather we were able to record our second highest ever harvest by volume — some 10% greater than last year,” he said.)

 

February 17, 2017 – Bordeaux 2016 – the largest harvest since 2006

 

September 11, 2017 – French wine exports rose by 13% in value to €4 billion, and by 5% in volume to 69 million cases, in the first six months of 2017

 

July 7, 2017 – France has raced ahead of the pack in the first three months of the year. France continues to dominate the world wine market, but US exports are declining.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

May 9, 2017 – SA wine grape harvest excels despite drought – Cape Business News

Robertson’s production was close to the record harvest in 2016, while Olifants River and Breedekloof increased somewhat following small crops last year.

 

May 10, 2017 – 2017 SA harvest ‘one of the best seen in many years’

The total volume of grapes harvested was 1,425,283 tonnes, according to the South African Wine Industry Information and Systems (SAWIS), a marginal increase of the 2016 harvest, but a larger crop than had been expected.

(That’s how you blunt “back-to-back record harvests – ed)

 

AUSTRALIA 

March 20, 2017 – Wine yields doubled in parts of Western Australia, but rain takes shine off the 2016 vintage

Ideal conditions result in wine-grape yields more than doubling in some vineyards around Western Australia, but recent weather proves a challenge for winemakers.

“But then because the groundwater was there, we didn’t have any stresses on the vines through flowering and fruit set, so flowering and fruit set’s been exceptional, and because of that, we got a lot higher yields than we normally would have.”

 

SPAIN

October 3, 2015 – Spanish wine exports have tripled since 1995, And last year, exports grew 22.4% to 2.3 billion liters,

 

May 28, 2016 – From 2000 to 2014, Italian wine exports rose 15 percent in volume and Spain’s 154 percent.

 

August 7, 2017 – Spanish grape harvest: Poor grape harvest means less wine in Spain 

 

September 11, 2017 – Spain hits all-time record in wine exports

Furthermore, the global turnover of wine exported grew by 2.8% over 12 months to March 2017. In Castile and Leon, the first half of 2017 was excellent, with a 20.8% increase in the volume of exports and 14.5% in value.
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