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South Africa's 2019 wine harvest set to hit lowest in more than a decade

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According to Reuters, an industry report said on Monday that South Africa, the world’s eighth largest wine producer, is expected to harvest its smallest amount of wine grapes in 14 years this year, as dry conditions and fluctuating weather hit output. The report by Vinpro, which represents 2,500 South African wine grape producers, wineries and wine-related businesses said the crop would be 1.4 percent smaller than 2018’s harvest of 1,238,000 tonnes and the lowest output since 2005’s 1,171,632 tonnes. However it’s not all sour grapes for wine lovers, with the 2019 wine quality expected to be good as smaller grape berries tend to have a greater concentration of flavors

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