The Promiscuous Life of Grapes

In the Works:  A book by Rob Chimsky tracing the history of the main wine grapes is moving forward and has its own interesting journey.  Follow the latest on the path from idea to print (hopefully) by clicking button below.

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The Life of Grapes

Wine Is Always the Star.  But what about the wine grapes who give their lives yearly to produce each vintage.

This site and blog provide the backstory on the main wine grapes of the world.  Where did the grapes come from? who were their parents? how did they get their names?

I will also reveal the numerous intersections between the life of grapes and human culture including religious, medical, and social practices.

Look for my forthcoming book covering these areas and more called The Promiscuous Life of Grapes.

Life of Grapes Cluster

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