World's greatest ampelographer looks to Asia
17 Dec 2007 by JR
Wine writer, Savoie specialist and purple pager Wink Lorch reports on the inaugural meeting of the Centre d’Ampélographie Alpine Pierre Galet (the Pierre Galet Centre for Alpine Ampelogpraphy), at which Dr José Vouillamoz revealed the genetic relationship between Syrah and Viognier, first published here , and describes her meeting with world-famous ampelographer Pierre Galet. In case you are wondering, ampelography is ‘the science of description and identification of the vine species vitis and its cultivated vine varieties’. See ampelography in the Oxford Companion for more details....

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