21 New Grape Variety Names Proposed

Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and…Jacquez?

Nearly two dozen new grape variety names have been proposed to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for use in designating American wines. Most of the names were submitted by wineries and grape breeders, and they range from a white seedless hybrid (Marquis) to a muscat table grape created in Arkansas in 1999 (Jupiter) to a red hybrid grape that was grown in the deep South in the early 1800s (Black Spanish).

Read more
about all of the proposed names in this piece by Wines & Vines.


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