Six under-appreciated grape varieties

9th May, 2017 by Natalie Wang

At a masterclass in Hong Kong this week, Jancis Robinson MW talked to a packed room about the still under-appreciated delights of the world’s indigenous grape varieties.

Jancis Robinson MW in Hong Kong this week attending ProWine Asia

Highlighting six indigenous grape varieties – including Assyrtiko, Petite Arvine and Timorasso – the Master of Wine argued that there is currently a big swing away from international grape varieties towards indigenous grapes.

“I am all for this because it widens our choice, and it’s not the case that Cabernet Sauvignon is suitable for every wine region in the world, and it certainly isn’t the case that Pinot Noir is suitable for every part either. I think it’s sort of in line with the trend for authenticity….

Continue reading

Get unlimited access to The Drinks Business, from just £10.75 per month

Join The Drinks Business
Already a subscriber?

4 Responses to “Six under-appreciated grape varieties”

  1. Excellent article!


  3. Linden Wilkie says:

    Who organised the masterclass?

  4. Georgia has over 500 grape varietys.. just saying..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters