We asked a simple question on social media: what are your top 3 white wine grape varieties? The reaction…blew us away, as a torrent of fascinating responses from all around the world featured more than 100 different grape varieties – not to mention fighting talk, bonding, football analogies and cheating.
Our aim was to do a short podcast about all this, to identify the overall top three – and, ultimately, the best white wine grape. We ended up getting over-excited and producing our LONGEST PODCAST EVER. Sorry.
Please do forgive us…and bear with us, because there’s something for everyone here – laughter, tears, David Beckham, sherry, scholarship (in the form of an interview with fascinating expert Dr José Vouillamoz and constant references to the definitive tome that is Wine Grapes), Riesling controversy, Muse and…picking your favourite lovers.
Oh, and we give the DEFINITIVE verdict on the best white wine variety. End of.
‘The original wild grapevine, from which all vines descend, was red. Whites are an accidental mutation.’ Dr José Vouillamoz
‘If David Beckham were a grape, which one would he be?’
‘My top three white grape varieties? Arvine. Terrantez do Pico. Voskeat.’ Dr José Vouillamoz