Over the past several years, wine lovers have discovered “weird wines” like grüner veltliner from Austria and albariño from Spain.  The latest trends include saperavi, from the republic of Georgia; obaideh, from Lebanon; juhfark, from Hungary and chasselas, from Switzerland.  Is this trend mere snobbery on the part of wine geeks?  An article by Jason Wilson in today’s New York Times suggests that there a real need for discovery of local grapes in a world of monoculture.  Wilson is the author of “Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey Through the World of Strange, Obscure and Under-Appreciated Wine.” Read about the latest wine trend and its impact on the world of wine in Wilson’s article.

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