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Red and White Grapes from Italy. Photo: Axel Steenberg.

Grapes are either white or black, with different types grown in different regions of the world. Some grapes are grown for eating fresh, other grapes for wine making and some varieties of grape for drying into raisins:

  • For eating fresh: Popular types of eating grape include: Alicante and Almeria grapes, and the Muscat grape.
  • For wine-making: Grapes specifically for making wine are grown in many countries include: Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling.
  • For drying: Dried grapes are known as currants, raisins and sultanas.

Further Reading

  • Dowell, P., Bailey, A. (1980) The Book of Ingredients, Dorling Kindersley. ISBN 0718119150.