Which Winegrape grows Where?

Book review

Which Winegrape is grown where? by Kym Anderson

Globally there are well over 1300 wine grape varieties used commercially. But where are they grown?

The answer comes in this comprehensively revealed in the book 

Which Winegrape Varieties Are Grown Where? : A Global Empirical Picture

This report is based on a database compiled and maintained by Professor Kym Anderson, of the University of Adelaide. 

Some of the information in this book

  • Nearly 1400 varieties included, many with several synonyms
  • Area planted for these varieties by country in 1990, 200, 2010.  The trends are extensively analysed.
  • Details of grapes grown in 44 major wine producing countries
  • Numerous charts and tables analysing the data including comparisons over time

The data is collected from large number of government and non-government sources, an Herculean task.

While the latest data reported in the book is for 2010, the basic picture is probably broadly similar for most regions. The most obvious exception to this generalisation is China, where massive new plantings have taken place over the past decade, principally of Cabernet Sauvignon.

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