Grapes by num­ber!

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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’

‘Vanessa’

Grapes ready to be turned into wine

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