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Indigenous Grapes

The world's most popular grapes, like Cabernet Sauvignon, have become global varietals. But today, many overlooked indigenous grapes (those native to the place they’re grown) are being made into world-class wines. Some examples are Italy's Nero d'Avola and Spain's Albariño. For something more obscure but equally delicious, try the 2008 Ajello Grillo-Catarratto, a blend of two indigenous white grape varieties from Sicily.

Pairing: Grilled swordfish, which is excellent with this fish-friendly white.

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