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 Author: Vercules [ 28 Mar 2013, 03:12 ] Post subject: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing 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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 Author: hariprasad [ 20 Apr 2013, 00:35 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing itsmeabhi99 wrote: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..

 Author: aditya8062 [ 28 Mar 2013, 03:24 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing 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 vineyardsconclusion 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 !!

 Author: itsmeabhi99 [ 01 Apr 2013, 15:40 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing 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?

 Author: Survival [ 02 Apr 2013, 13:12 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing itsmeabhi99 wrote: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:)

 Author: bkhan [ 18 Nov 2013, 13:27 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing Another reason why A is wrong is the followingIn 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.

 Author: AnishPassi [ 21 Aug 2022, 04:08 ] Post subject: Re: Prolonged spells of hot, dry weather at the end of the grape-growing bkhan wrote:Another reason why A is wrong is the followingIn 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.What I understood from the post is that the OP believes option A is not true according to the passage, and thus we should reject it.If I understood that correctly, the OP missed a very important part of the question stem: “ if true”. Our job is not to evaluate the validity of the answer choices. Our job is to accept them as true and then check if they answer the question. So, such reasoning to reject an answer choice in this question is wrong.