Wine Extra Credit

Wine Extra Credit - Whether you are farming wheat, tobacco,...

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Whether you are farming wheat, tobacco, corn or any type of agricultural good, proper planning and analysis of growth patterns will help you to harvest a more plentiful crop. After reading the article entitled “The Economics of Wine Production in Virginia” published my Agricultural Economics researchers at Virginia Tech, the same planning stands true for the grape. The grape is used a variety of manners, such as raisins or jelly, but this report zeros in on the grape transformation into wine. I myself have recently been accustomed to wine since my girlfriend switched her major to Horticulture, more specifically Viticulture, which as you know is that study of wine. I knew the operating costs for a vineyard were quiet lofty but I had no idea how lofty until reading this study. Now Virginia and the East Coast aren’t exactly known for their outstanding wines like California is but recent statistics show a recent jump in the sales of crates of wine in Virginia from 75,000 in 1987 to nearly 200,000 cases in 1996. Wineries also increased from 35 to 50 and grape acreage from 1100 to 1560 in the same time frame. These statistics are somewhat outdated and although I couldn’t find any
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course AGEC 2317 taught by Professor Estes during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.

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