The weird world of non-grape wine
When you go beyond the grape, you enter a strange and uncomfortable wine world. There’s a reason that most wine is made from grapes. The small, sweet berries that make our favourite beverage have the perfect balance of wine-making alchemy: plenty of sugar to convert to alcohol, sufficient acidity for balance and enough tannin to provide structure. But this has definitely not deterred would-be winemakers in regions where it is too hot or too cold to grow grapes.