The Wine Century Club Adopts Official Book
The book photographed next to a man for scale
Wine Grapes, the new and amazing tome by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz has been adopted as our Bible, Talmud, Quran, Book of Mormon etc.
It will be used as the authoritative word in resolving deputes about synonyms, clones etc. No more arguments like:
“Brunello is an independent grape variety!”
“I believe that it’s actually Sangiovese.”
“How would you know? Do you know more than wine makers in Montalcino??!!!!”
If you don’t have a copy yet, check out the official site: Winegrapes.org for the best deal on it worldwide.
Thanks, Steve. Great to meet you at the launch last night and we are delighted that you have adopted Wine Grapes as the arbiter of grape debates!
Why a physical book when the Vitis database ( http://www.vivc.de/index.php ) is on-line, free, and probably much more comprehensive?
Especially a $100+ book?
Oh, and it is a book with a mere 1368 varieties. My spreadsheet, which is free has 3,121 entries corresponding to 1,541 prime names relating to 9,235 identifiable grape names. Vitis, on-line from everywhere and also free and easily searchable has 57,288 unique cultivar names which map into 22,631 prime names. See My site for more details.