It looks like the grape crop in New York state will be down by about 22 percent this year.
That’s the bad news.
The good news: Most of that decline can be attributed to harvest conditions in the Chautauqua/Lake Erie area, where Concord grapes dominate the vineyards.
Yes, some vintners use Concords to make wine, but a vast majority of the Concord crush is earmarked for juice and jelly.
So, the real bad news may be for fans of PB&J sandwiches.
You can get more details about the New York grape harvest here: http://buffalo.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2009/10/12/daily6.html?surround=lfn