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Uruguay: the new word in wine

The country is claiming its own grape

By Barry Smith   March 2016

Is there such a thing as a national grape? There are certainly international grapes like Chardonnay or Merlot, which are grown all over the globe. There are grapes like Furmint in Hungary, Pinotage in South Africa and Glena from which we get Italy’s Prosecco, that are all but exclusive to those countries. But then there are the adopted grapes, raised in another country where they behave quite differently, and where local wine growers will say they have found their true home.

Perhaps the first example was…

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