4 varieties that (maybe) you don’t know about and you shouldn’t miss

The vine is one of the most adaptable of plants and has considerable survival instincts. It adapts to different types of climate and soil, and has resisted devastating pests such as phylloxera.

So… It is not surprising that there are hundreds of vines of the species “vitis vinifera” all over the world. Yes, undoubtedly there are a lot of them, but… Shall we play a game? [Read more…]

Cabernet Sauvignon tops global grape variety league – study

Cabernet Sauvignon has replaced Spain’s Airen as the world’s most popular grape variety, shows a new study, but researchers warned of shrinking diversity in vineyards. [Read more…]

France’s national library of grape varieties under threat, say protesters

Plans in France to relocate a living library of 7,000 wine grape varieties, some dating back to 1876, have come under fire from protesters who fear some may not survive the journey. [Read more…]

Grape & Apple Pie

There’s nothing quite like the smell of an apple pie baking in the oven—sweet fruit, warm spices, buttery crust… But even better than smelling it? Eating it. We have 10 awesome recipes that you’ve got to try this season, from crumbly pies to the classic double-crust. No matter what your style, just make sure you bake one before apple season‘s over. Vanilla ice cream optional (but recommended). [Read more…]

New Variety of Grape Developed

Witch Finger grapes are a new variety of red grape grown exclusively in California. [Read more…]

Cotton Candy Grape? What’s Next?

David Cain’s latest invention is part of a designer-fruit craze in which farmers try to create the next Cuties Clementine orange or Honeycrisp apple. [Read more…]

Godello – Spanish white wine grape

Gary Vaynerchuk has been fascinated with the surging popularity of the Spanish white wine grape, Godello. He tastes two from Galicia in the Northwest part of the country to see if they can live up to the hype. [Read more…]