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Variety, varietal or cultivar - and how you spell them
We all have our linguistic foibles. Split infinitives can induce a hissy fit in some normally sane people. Others lose sleep over misplaced or missing apostrophes. Those who read this site very carefully will know that one of my favourite hobby horses is the increasingl confusion of the word variety (noun, grows in the ground) with the word varietal (adjective, typically applied to a wine). We have also discussed recently in your turn how grape variety names should be written: Pinot Noir, Pinot noir or pinot noir? Contacted recently by Glenn McGourty of Fetzer who is researching a book about Mediterranean grape varieties, I snapped...
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