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The Hungarian wine called Tokay is not produced from any particular kind of grape, nor grown in any particular vineyard; the name is applied to all wine grown on the hills of Zemplen, of which Tokay is the chief; and the ground so cultivated extends over seven or eight square leagues of surface. The name Tokay is, therefore, applicable to many varieties of grapes, and it has thus been applied to several varieties in this country. There are two that are known by this name - the Charlesworth Tokay and the White Tokay. The former is identical with Muscat of Alexandria, and the latter is an entirely different variety, and will be found described under the name of White Tokay.
Tottenham Park Muscat. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Bunches, very large, broad shouldered, and well set. Berries, medium sized, roundish oval, sometimes oval and sometimes almost round. Skin, thick, tough, and membranous, somewhat adhering to the flesh; greenish white, covered with a very delicate bloom. Flesh, firm and crackling, sweet, and richly flavoured when well ripened.
This is a late grape, requiring the same heat and treatment as the Muscats, and will hang as late as the end of March. It requires fire heat in September and October, to ripen it thoroughly before winter sets in. I have seen bunches of this fourteen inches long and ten inches across.
A bunch of Trebbiano, under the name of Calabrian Raisin, and weighing 26 lbs. 4 oz., was grown by Mr. Curror, gardener to Mr. J. Douglas, Eskbank, Dalkdth, N.B., and was exhibited in Edinburgh at a meeting of the Caledonian Horticultural Society, September 15th, 1875. Trebbiano is an Italian grape grown in Tuscany, and produces the celebrated wine of that name. It was first introduced to public notice by Mr. Tillery, of Welbeck.
Bunches, large, tapering, and shouldered. Berries, above medium size, oval. Skin, though not thick, is tough and membranous, separating freely from the flesh, of a jet black colour, and covered with thin bloom. Flesh, very melting, abundantly juicy, very rich, sugary, and vinous.
A very excellent grape, ripening with Black Hamburgh, but keeping plump long after the Black Hamburgh shrivels. The vine is a free grower and a good bearer.
Bunches, large and well set, with very large round berries. Skin, greenish white at first, changing as it ripens to pale amber. Flesh, firm and crackling, juicy, sweet, rich, and with a mild Frontignan flavour.
This is a beautiful grape, and appears to be an exaggerated form of White Frontignan. It requires a hot vinery.
Tynningham Muscat. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Ugni Blanc. See Trebbiano.
Ugni Noir. See Aramon.
Ulliade. See Œillade.
Ulliade Noir Musqué. See Œillade.
Ulliade Noir Précoce. See Œillade.
Uva di tri Volte. See Ischia.
Uva Salamana. See Muscat of Alexandria.
Van der Laan Précoce. See Scotch White Cluster.
Yelka Modrina. See Grosse Kölner.
Velki Urbainshak. See Grosse Kölner.