Land and Grapes

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Did you know that Anatolia is one of the oldest winemaking countries and covers the fifth largest vineyard area in the world? It is equally fascinating and disappointing that these are little known facts worldwide. There are more than 150 wineries in Anatolia, some of which work with a very exciting variety of indigenous grapes, and it is rather surprising that 70% of the world’s wine is produced from a collection of a mere 30 varieties, especially when the indigenous grapes of Anatolia offer so much potential. There is an ongoing debate in the culinary world whether local food can or should be paired only with local wine and grape varieties. Can this be the way forward to put the indigenous grape varieties and unique terroir of Anatolia on the global map of wine? No matter where you stand on this issue, it undoubtedly points to a need to introduce the indigenous Anatolian grapes to the global winemaking vocabulary. You probably know of Cabernet Sauvignon, but have you ever heard of Kalecik Karası? If not, it is time to change that and embrace the winemaking possibilities of the Anatolian terroir. Join us as the esteemed wine experts Gözdem Gürbüzatik, Sabiha Apaydın, Umay Çeviker and Tina Lino come together with the moderation of Andrea Lemieux to discuss the current situation and future of the indigenous wine grapes of Anatolia.

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Editor Defne Pugh’s note:

Did you know that Anatolia is one of the oldest winemaking countries and covers the fifth largest vineyard area in the world? It is equally fascinating and disappointing that these are little known facts worldwide. There are more than 150 wineries in Anatolia, some of which work with a very exciting variety of indigenous grapes, and it is rather surprising that 70% of the world’s wine is produced from a collection of a mere 30 varieties, especially when the indigenous grapes of Anatolia offer so much potential.

There is an ongoing debate in the culinary world whether local food can or should be paired only with local wine and grape varieties. Can this be the way forward to put the indigenous grape varieties and unique terroir of Anatolia on the global map of wine? No matter where you stand on this issue, it undoubtedly points to a need to introduce the indigenous Anatolian grapes to the global winemaking vocabulary.

You probably know of Cabernet Sauvignon, but have you ever heard of Kalecik Karası? If not, it is time to change that and embrace the winemaking possibilities of the Anatolian terroir. Join us as the esteemed wine experts Gözdem Gürbüzatik, Sabiha Apaydın, Umay Çeviker and Tina Lino come together with the moderation of Andrea Lemieux to discuss the current situation and future of the indigenous wine grapes of Anatolia.

Moderator: Andrea Lemieux
Participants: Gözdem Gürbüzatik, Sabiha Apaydın, Umay Çeviker, Tina Lino
Editor: Defne Pugh
Design Coordinator: Fatih Çağlar
Designers: Esra Selin Çınar, Zeynep Oya Bayraktar, Fatih Çağlar
Proofreading: Deniz Keleş, Defne Pugh
Research: Fatih Çağlar, Nusret Berkay Aksoy, Zeynep Oya Bayraktar
Consultant: Batu Akyol