Colloquial name of varieties, which, in contrast to the wine grapes, predominantly as Esrew grapes for fresh consumption or for the production of raisins be grown. Even the Greeks and Romans have in the antiquity Special varieties with particularly sweet and large berries were bred, which were the most popular and important fruit not only for the owners (besides the figs) but also for the common people. They were not only used for consumption, but also as a sweetener for food and drinks (see also the eating and drinking habits under Satyricon ). In 2012, a total of 701 million quintals (in Austria hundredweight = 100 kg) grapes were produced worldwide. Of these, 409 (58%) were used as wine grapes and grape juice and 292 (42%) as espresso grapes, ie table grapes and raisins.