(6 January 2014) University of Adelaide researchers have compiled statistics from 44 countries to develop the first database of the world’s winegrape varieties and regions.
The new database, funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), provides an in-depth analysis of the world’s wine varieties and winegrape growing nations that account for 99 percent of global wine production.
University of Adelaide School of Economics Professor Kym Anderson says a database of this nature has been highly sought by the wine industry.
“In the wake of wine’s globalisation, wine producers need to exploit their geographical and varietal distinctiveness in order to boost their competitiveness. This database, for the first time, offers transparency across the world’s wine varieties and regions,” Professor Anderson says.
This detailed database also uncovers more about changing trends in wine consumer behaviour.
Read the press release and search the database here.