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Lacking Grapes, California Vintner Makes a Beer

Issue: September 15, 1996

September 15, 1996 Lacking Grapes, California Vintner Makes a Beer Faced with a shortage of grapes, one California vintner tried the next best thing. He made beer. Adam Firestone thought of the unique solution after the crop for the 1995 vintage in California's South Central Coast was 50 to 80 percent smaller than expected.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 1996.

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