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- girlperson1 - 05-25-2003 06:06 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/25/national/25GRAP.html?th

Article in today's New York Times seems to spell it out.


- Kcwhippet - 05-25-2003 11:52 AM

If you'll notice, the majority of the vineyards being torn up or abandoned are planted with Thompson Seedless. Folks like Gallo and Canandaigua use the Thompson as a very, very cheap filler to add bulk to their lines of jug wines. It's unfortunate, but people have been warning about the glut and what it portends for a few years now. If some people choose to ignore the warnings in hopes things will get better, too bad.