The Australian economist Professor Kym Anderson (* 1950) studied agricultural economics. His graduations were Bachelor in 1971 from the University of New England, Master in 1974 from the University of Adelaide, Ph.D. program from the University of Chicago, MA in 1976 and Ph.D. 1977 at Stanford University. From 1977 to 1983 he worked at the Australian National University and since 1984 at the University of Adelaide. Anderson conducts research on foreign trade, development, agricultural, environmental, and wine economics. He has published over 30 books and 300 articles and chapters in specialist journals and specialist books.
In early 2014, Kym Anderson published the comprehensive statistical work “Which Winegrape Varieties are Grown Where? A Global Empirical Picture ”(690 pages). There are a total of 1,450 grape varieties with the acreage in hectares of 40 wine-producing countries with their growing areas included. The main variety names coincide with those in the book “ Wine grapes "(Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and Dr. José Vuoillamoz ) specified. However, Wine Grapes does not include those varieties for which the authors have not found any wine producers (this was a criterion for inclusion). In Wein-Plus wine Glossary are therefore much more varieties included; among other things also no longer cultivated and extinct grape varieties with historical importance.
Kym Anderson's work consists of many tables from a variety of perspectives. It served as the main source for the quantities of grape varieties. See also the world's top 150 varieties at vine as well as a complete list of grape-relevant keywords under grapevine,