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Wine grapes

The comprehensive work on grapes or grape varieties was published in 2012 by Penguin Books Ltd (London). The subtitle is "A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavors". The 1,242-page book contains many reproductions of vine color charts from the famous work "Ampélographie" by the French ampelographers Victor Vermorel (1848-1927) and Pierre Viala (1859-1936) included. The authors are jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes includes all commercial varieties (those for which no wine producers have been found are missing).

Wine Grapes was released in glossary extensively used as a source, with intensive coordination with Dr. José Vouillamoz took place. The glossary also includes cultivated and extinct varieties of historical importance. The glossary also includes the extensive ones from 2013 onwards DNA analysis the vine geneticist Jean-Michel Boursiquot, Javier Ibáñez, Thierry Lacombe and others who took into account the parentage of many hundreds of grape varieties. Of course, these could not yet be taken into account in the work “Wine Grapes” published in 2012.

Wine Grapes - Photo with Julia Harding, José Vouillamoz, Jancis Robinson

See also under the topic vine (with the world's top 150), Wine production volumes (Wine quantities and vineyards from all countries), Kym Anderson (Editor of a worldwide grape variety statistics) as well as a complete list of all grape variety relevant keywords under grapevine,

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