Vintners report best tasting crop in decades.
(Cleveland) - Great wines are expected to be store shelves soon. Ohio wineries a reporting their best crop in decades thanks to several freezes that occurred during the 2012 grape growing season.
Doniella Winchell of the Ohio Wine Producers Association says last year's freezes killed off a lot of grapes, but for the grapes that were left had more time to mature, with their favor intensified by the hot dry summer.
Winchell says the Ohio wines headed for store shelves this year may be the best in her lifetime, and that includes the reds and whites.
She explains that it is difficult to create good red wine in Ohio because of our cool wet climate.
However, Winchell tells Newsradio WTAM 1100 that Ohio experienced the same hot and dry weather conditions as California last year, making the Chardonnays and the Rieslings produced here as good or better than those made in other regions of the United States, and she's not expecting any major price increases this year.
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