How grape varieties arrived to where they are in the world is always a point of fascination for me and it’s what piqued my curiosity about Malvasia de Sitges in Catalunya which I wrote about at length last fall. It’s hard to know if the theory holds that this variant of Malvasia (“officially” [*] known under its Italian name, Malvasia di Lipari) came across the Mediterranean from Monemvasia in Greece (where it’s not found today) or that it came into existence somewhere else and was spread far and wide along […]

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