Weather, delays mark Oregon wine grape season

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The wine grape harvest is under way in Oregon and like last year it's a little late because of cool, wet weather.

The challenging weather is not bad news.

The Register Guard reports (http://bit.ly/pC1dwp ) wine experts at Oregon State University says wines from cool years develop delicate, crisp flavors because they retain some of the acid in the fruit.

Last year Oregon grape production fell 22 percent, but the dollar value of the wine was up 26 percent from the previous year.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com