Grapes by number!
There are more than 8,000 grape varieties, from about 60 vitis species.
Worldwide, there are around 75,870 sq km of vineyards. Until this year, and
Covid-19, there had been an annual increase in this figure, by around 2% (some 1,517 sq km).
It takes about 2½lb (1.1kg) of grapes to make one bottle of wine.
Of worldwide grape production,
71% is used for wine, 27% as fresh fruit and 2% as dried fruit.
If you buy tinned fruits or carton drinks labelled as being ‘100% natural’ or ‘with no added sugar’, it is entirely possible that they will contain grape juice, used as a sweetener.
White green/gold seedless: Black:
‘Perlette’ ‘Muscat Bleu’
Grapes ready to be turned into wine