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2008-03-26 00:10:00

Amid a long drought that has jeopardized this year's harvest, Australia's winemakers are reconsidering the areas in which they can grow grapes and the styles of wine they can produce. As the driest inhabited country on the planet, Australia cannot support it's winemakers without the extensive use of irrigation. And the high cost of water has made maintaining the vineyards a very expensive proposition, with water prices spiking from $300 AUD ($275 USD) to $1000 AUD ($915 USD) per megaliter."On...