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Number of acres of grapevines in California that should be pulled out in order to balance supply and demand, according to Jeff Bittner, President of Allied Grape Growers.  Last year, the state’s surplus of grapes meant that hundreds of vineyards throughout the state were left unpicked. When the demand for wine is down, surplus grapes can often be sold for brandy and grape concentrate production. However, markets for those products are also saturated.

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