This unique global compendium, first database of grape varieties across the world, was established by Kym Anderson and Signe Nelgen and published by “University of Adelaide Press” in December 2013.
The Honorary President of the OIV Peter Hayes wrote about the book awarded in 2014 (OIV Award in the Viticulture category), that in addition to the density of data the publication can offer:
“This volume captures the longer-term and recent evolution of the varietal mix and balance within the global wine sector.
Its systematic treatment and correlation of varieties to a consistent identity/nomenclature together with the introductory analysis and commentary provides an excellent basis from which to review the diverse, comprehensive coverage of planted areas by country, region and variety.
It will no doubt be of considerable value to researchers, students and those planning future investment in the vineyard base for the sector.”
No doubt remains today as to the value of these enriched and updated statistical data. The reader will find answers to many questions relating to grape varieties: from the most cultivated to the less known, local, modest or forgotten, and will find at the same time a lot of information including on the changing trends in consumer behavior.