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Magazine Archives: June 30, 2009

Grape Identity Crisis in Australia

Tyson Stelzer
Issue: June 30, 2009


Australian Wine growers are shocked over news that most of what they thought were plantings of the Spanish grape variety Albariño are actually the French variety Savagnin. The mix-up was revealed by DNA profiling conducted by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, the body responsible for importing vine plant material.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 10, 2009.


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