|Courtesy of Nuts About Fruit on Blogspot...|
|Doesn't say Corinth but goes with the grapes so well!|
I never really knew where they originated, or how they got their name, so I looked it up. Here is what I found out. I hope that you find it as interesting as I do.
The champagne grape was not always called that. It was originally called the Corinth grape, (officially the Black Corinth) being named after the primary port in Greece from which fruit was exported. It is the smallest seedless grape, and is only in season from late spring until early fall. It was initially a table grape, and in its fried version a currant. I have used currants before in my white chocolate scones. Little did I know that I was using this type of grape.
|Product of the U.S.A.! YAY!!!|
So you are probably wondering how it became known as the Champagne Grape (versus the Corinth)? Well, it was a grape producer named Allin Corrin fom Reedley, California, who did a pictorial editorial in Sunset Magazine that showcased them in a Champagne flute, that made them synonomous with drinking champagne. They were forever rebranded.
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of history regarding this small yet unforgettable fruit. Enjoy many helpings, and add them to your cereal, yogurt, fruit tarts, or whatever else strikes your fancy.
Til next time,
P.S. Here is the link to the blog in which I found my nifty image (http://nutsaboutfruit.blogspot.com/2010/08/tiny-bubbles-tiny-grapes.html)
Go check it out!