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Photo Of The Day: Drought Is A Boon For Grapes

While the lingering dryness and heat throughout much of the U.S. proved ruinous for many other crops, vintners say grapes held their own, producing sweeter fruit with more concentrated flavor that could give wine enthusiasts something to cheer.

(AP) — In this Aug. 15, 2012 photo, Chardonel grapes show the effects of the Midwest's drought in the six-acre vineyard at OakGlenn Winery near Hermann, Mo.

While the lingering dryness and heat throughout much of the U.S. proved ruinous for many other crops, vintners say grapes held their own, producing sweeter fruit with more concentrated flavor that could give wine enthusiasts something to cheer. (AP Photo/Jim Suhr)

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