Category Archives: Variety Show

Variety Show: Spotlight on Primitivo… Or Zinfandel?… Or Tribidrag?

Today’s grape in the limelight of our Variety Show is Primitivo, a black-berried grape variety that has sparked a long-lasting controversy as to whether it is the same variety as Zinfandel or a different one. With the help of the … Continue reading

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Variety Show: Spotlight on Aglianico

Today’s grape variety in the spotlight is… Aglianico, together with its clone Aglianico del Vulture. 1. Aglianico’s Origins And History Aglianico is a black-berried grape variety that is indigenous to Southern Italy. The earliest written evidence of this variety dates back to … Continue reading

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Variety Show: Spotlight on Glera (AKA Prosecco)

Today’s grape in the limelight of our Variety Show is Glera, formerly known as Prosecco. 1. From Prosecco To Glera: What’s In a Name? Up until recently, Prosecco was the name for three things: the wine, its main grape variety and the … Continue reading

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A New Column: Variety Show

Today we are going to launch a new column called Variety Show. Each post in this series will feature a different grape variety from around the world. Each post will contain cool facts, cutting-edge DNA profiling data and ampelographic notions about … Continue reading

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