Tag Archives: Drought

• The Real Reasons Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck Is So Cheap

The Real Reasons Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck Is So Cheap

Trader Joe’s wine is remarkably cheap. A bottle of the grocery store’s most popular wine brand, Charles Shaw, sells for less than $3. Also known as “Two-Buck Chuck,” Charles Shaw wine comes in multiple red and white varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot. The wine’s low price has attracted some criticism. Critics have called […]

• California Wineries on High Alert as Dry Summer Looms

California Wineries on High Alert as Dry Summer Looms

Three months after a drought state of emergency was declared in California, things have steadied temporarily for grape growers, but there is still a long way to go in the season. “Although we have had some rain, and things have improved a bit, we are still on high alert,” said Steve McIntyre, president and founder […]

• Europe: Dry weather leaves brewers with malting barley supply crisis

Europe: Dry weather leaves brewers with malting barley supply crisis

A dry spring in much of Europe has sent malting barley prices shooting upwards – adding to the woes of brewers already under pressure from weak beer demand, according to analysts. In the UK, one of the four leading European producers along with France, Germany and Denmark, spring barley prices for the coming 2011 harvest […]