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Merlot grapes ripen on the vines at Pugliese (Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Merlot grapes ripen on the vines at Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

LI grape crop

Long Island wine growers talk about this year's grape crop.

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects the progress of his
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects the progress of his grapes along the 26 year-old vines at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects the progress of his
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects the progress of his grapes at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects his grapes at Paumanok
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Winemaker Kareem Massoud inspects his grapes at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

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Grapes ripen on the 26-year-old vines at Paumanok
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Grapes ripen on the 26-year-old vines at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

A worker covers the grapes with at Paumanok
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

A worker covers the grapes with at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. The nets are to keep birds from eating the grapes. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Covering the grapes with nets will keep birds
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Covering the grapes with nets will keep birds from stealing from Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Covering the grapes with nets to protect from
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Covering the grapes with nets to protect from hungry birds is essential before the harvest at Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Now covered with nets, grape vines are protected
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Now covered with nets, grape vines are protected from birds in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

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Visitors pass grape vines that are covered with
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Visitors pass grape vines that are covered with nets on the Paumanok Vineyards in Aquebogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Winemaker Peter Pugliese inspects the progress of his
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Winemaker Peter Pugliese inspects the progress of his merlot grapes at Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Winemaker Peter Pugliese, left, inspects the his merlot
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Winemaker Peter Pugliese, left, inspects the his merlot grapes at Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

Merlot grapes ripen on the vines at Pugliese
(Credit: Michael E. Ach)

Merlot grapes ripen on the vines at Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue. (Aug. 17, 2010)

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