The state of the vine - Conference to tackle globalization, packaging, prices, supply, demand

Monday, 27 September, 2004
Bob Norberg, The Press Democrat
The grape supply in California vineyards is finally falling into line with demand and this year there should be no grapes left hanging on the vines when the harvest ends, according to wine industry analysts.

"We have passed the bottom of the cycle and we are starting on our way up," said Bill Turrentine of Turrentine Wine Brokerage in San Anselmo. He said the industry will go from excess to shortage over the next few years and there will be lack of supply in some varietals.

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