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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Delaware, dark pink-skinned vitis labrusca vine variety that is quite popular in new york and, for reasons that are now obscure, is also planted in japan and korea. Its early ripening is presumably an advantage in Japan’s damp autumns. The wine is not as markedly foxy as that of its great New York rival concord. It was first propagated in Delaware, Ohio, in 1849.