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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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According to oiv statistics, the total area of vines in this Asian islamic republic grew from 3,000 ha/7,400 acres in the late 1980s to 16,000 ha in 2011. They are dedicated to the production of table grapes and drying grapes, but vinifera wine may occasionally be made from wild vines growing in the high valleys along the Silk Road, where one of the richest resources of ancient, genetically varied plant material may still be found.