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Another reason to hate that Polar Vortex.....wine is going to be more expensive

by Otis Day

Last week's extreme cold could mean you'll end up paying more for a bottle of wine in the future.

Since the cold spell affected all 50 states, nobody is safe....especially certain types of grapes. 

Temps of negative 8 to negative 10 degrees on the grapevines, can destroy the buds, and that's what determines how next years crop will turn out. 

Winemakers won't have a good understanding of how bad it really is until February or March when they start pruning the grape buds.  

A lot of damage means that cheap bottle of wine you like may not be so cheap after all.

I read this at kshp.com