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Drought creates fewer, but sweeter grapes for wine

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The drought has affected the price of everything from gas to cheese and now it that glass of vino may cost you a bit more too.

The driest conditions since 1956 have affected most of the grape growing regions of the United States which could lead to a 50% reduction in wine output due to fewer grapes at harvest time.

But, there is some good news; the quality of grapes picked will be very high. They will be more concentrated and sweeter.

Experts at Wine America in Washington say connoisseurs should get ready for incredible 2012 wines and yes, they predict higher prices for some wines too.

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