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NEWS: Grape grower 'plotted to bomb winery'

by Gary Barlettano » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:35 am

We all get a bang out of wine, but this takes it a bit too far perhaps.

Article in "The Age" via "Wine Business Online:"
Grape grower 'plotted to bomb winery'
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Re: NEWS: Grape grower 'plotted to bomb winery'

by Howie Hart » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:55 am

I know of a similar story locally, but with a different outcome. When I started making wine in the mid-70s, there was a glut of grapes as the larger wineries in the Finger Lakes drastically reduced the amount of local grapes they had contracted to buy in favor of purchasing rail cars full of CA juice. As a result, there were a lot of grapes available to local home winemakers and I purchased some from one of the growers. The following year I went back to that grower's farm to purchase grapes and discovered he had committed suicide.
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Re: NEWS: Grape grower 'plotted to bomb winery'

by Isaac » Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:13 pm

If wineries are reducing the price of grapes by 15%, can we then expect a 15% cut in wine prices?

No, I didn't think so.

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