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California sees large bumper grape crop in 2012




Pinot Noir grapes just before they are harvested 09 October 2006 at the Byron Vineyard and Winery in Santa Maria, California. Cooler weather earlier this year delayed the ripening of grapes at many Central Coast vineyards.
Pinot Noir grapes just before they are harvested 09 October 2006 at the Byron Vineyard and Winery in Santa Maria, California. Cooler weather earlier this year delayed the ripening of grapes at many Central Coast vineyards.
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Some good news for wine drinkers here in California. A new report on the annual grape crush shows that 2012 was a bumper year for grape-growing in the state. More than 4 million tons of wine grapes were grown, and they fetched record high prices.

Here with more is our resident booze news hound, producer Meghan McCarty.