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Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing season typically reduce a vineyard's yield, because the grapes stay relatively small. In years with such weather, wine producers can make only a relatively small quantity of wine from a given area of vineyards. Nonetheless, in regions where wine producers generally grow their own grapes, analysts typically expect a long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season to result in increased revenues for local wine producers.

Which of the following, if true, does most to justify the analysts' expectation?

A) The lower a vineyard's yield, the less labor is required to harvest the grapes.
B) Long, hot, dry spells at the beginning of the grape-growing season are rare, but they can have a devastating effect on a vineyard's yield.
C) Grapes grown for wine production are typically made into wine at or near the vineyard in which they were grown.
D) When hot, dry spells are followed by heavy rains, the rains frequently destroy grape crops.
E) Grapes that have matured in hot, dry weather make significantly better wine than ordinary grapes.

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New post 28 Mar 2013, 03:24
my pick is E
premise is :In years with such weather, wine producers can make only a relatively small quantity of wine from a given area of vineyards
conclusion is :Nonetheless, in regions where wine producers generally grow their own grapes, analysts typically expect a long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season to result in increased revenues for local wine producers.

revenue can be increased by either increasing quantity or quality and E is giving us that reason that even if qty might have reduced ,the quality of this wine will result for the increased revenue !!
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+1 E

That type of wine will be more expensive and demanded by the market.
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Can someone explain the problem with A?

I find the following issue with E. As per E, the wine will be better after a hot dry weather but it fails to support how it will generate higher revenue? Does it implicitly expect that the better wine will be sold at a higher price thus bringing higher revenue for wine sellers?
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Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing season typically reduce a vineyard's yield, ....... wine producers can make only a relatively small quantity of wine from a given area of vineyards. ....., analysts typically expect a long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season to result in increased revenues for local wine producers.

'E' supports the analyst's expectations, whereas 'A' adds a new factor 'labor needed to harvest' which has not been discussed by the analyst.
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Can someone explain the problem with A?

I find the following issue with E. As per E, the wine will be better after a hot dry weather but it fails to support how it will generate higher revenue? Does it implicitly expect that the better wine will be sold at a higher price thus bringing higher revenue for wine sellers?


The problem with A is that you must assume that 'less required labor' means 'less demand for labor', which in turn might imply that 'less money is spent on labor' if 'demand for labor stays the same and the price of labor doesn't increase'.

The problem with E is that you must assume that higher quality wine 'is sold for more'.

Life is much easier with E:)
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Can someone explain the problem with A?

I find the following issue with E. As per E, the wine will be better after a hot dry weather but it fails to support how it will generate higher revenue? Does it implicitly expect that the better wine will be sold at a higher price thus bringing higher revenue for wine sellers?


Argument is talking about increasing the REVENUES.. Not about reducing the EXPENSES.. This makes A a loser..

A and C imply that Expenses can be reduced.. What we need is justification for increased Revenues..
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Another reason why A is wrong is the following

In hot season the size of the grape is reduced, this doesn't mean at all that the labor required will also be reduced since the work needed is still the same.
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Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing season typically reduce a vineyard's yield, because the grapes stay relatively small. In years with such weather, wine producers can make only a relatively small quantity of wine from a given area of vineyards. Nonetheless, in regions where wine producers generally grow their own grapes, analysts typically expect a long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season to result in increased revenues for local wine producers.

Which of the following, if true, does most to justify the analysts' expectation?

A) The lower a vineyard's yield, the less labor is required to harvest the grapes.
B) Long, hot, dry spells at the beginning of the grape-growing season are rare, but they can have a devastating effect on a vineyard's yield.
C) Grapes grown for wine production are typically made into wine at or near the vineyard in which they were grown.
D) When hot, dry spells are followed by heavy rains, the rains frequently destroy grape crops.
E) Grapes that have matured in hot, dry weather make significantly better wine than ordinary grapes.


Conclusion : Analysts say that long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season to result in increased revenues for local wine producers.
Support the conclusion.

A) The lower a vineyard's yield, the less labor is required to harvest the grapes.
How does the long, hot, dry spell late in the growing season affect the revenues is supported? -> Incorrect

B) Long, hot, dry spells at the beginning of the grape-growing season are rare, but they can have a devastating effect on a vineyard's yield.
Long, hot, dry spells at the beginning have negative effect on the revenues. But the positive effect is not high lighted -> Incorrect

C) Grapes grown for wine production are typically made into wine at or near the vineyard in which they were grown.
Out of scope -> Incorrect

D) When hot, dry spells are followed by heavy rains, the rains frequently destroy grape crops.
Long is removed, Hot , dry spells + Rain -> Negative impact. How does long, hot and dry spells increases the yield is not highlighted-> Incorrect

E) Grapes that have matured in hot, dry weather make significantly better wine than ordinary grapes.
This is the options how Long, hot and dry spells increases revenues -> Correct
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Personally, i think the question is badly worded. It includes the word "nonetheless" which leads me to think that the question is distinguishing between local wine producers and non-local wine producers; I chose C because that's the only answer that speaks to the difference between local and non-local producers.
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E is the answer, as it supports the question that hot spells at the end of spells. Though it can reduce vineyard's yield but we are here focusing on expectation of analysts.
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Why is no one addressing the increase in demand due to shortage of supply.It's the demand supply gap which is keeping the prices high. Nothing related to quality is mentioned in the para but still people are thinking about quality. That looks strange for me.
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With hot summer, yield is reduced. Impact is on revenue. Revenue takes into effect selling price and quantity. So, increase in either of these factors will yield higher revenue.

E is the answer.


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Dear Ninja I,
I am more inclined to Option C as the premises are differentiating between wine makers who are purchasing grapes from producers and wine makers who are growing their own grapes. What's the difference and why this fact has been contrasted?
Does it have any effect on the answer options?
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VeritasKarishma Mam Even I marked Option C as there is a contrast given in the argument about winemakers who purchase grapes from producers and those who make their own grapes. Though I am able to understand why Option E is correct

Kindly guide for Option C whether the contrast given is even relevant in answering the question. It seems like I focused more on non critical information.......
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