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La Nina helping Oregon wine

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High Five
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
La Nina weather has created growing conditions for Oregon grapes that experts say could create the best wine in years.

Oregon growers said that the 80-degree weather of two weekends ago brought bud-break, which was a good thing. A cool year allows and sometimes forces the grapes to hang on the vine for extra weeks in the fall, which makes for better wine.Farmers are now in the vineyard feeling good about this coming season. 
Oregon's wine industry is 45 years old and feeling very good about the next 40 years to come.  2011 was the largest harvest for the state on record.  A growing number of vineyards were responsible for the increase.

Read more at KGW.

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