Weekly wine defined: Sultana

Mary writes:

Originally from the eastern Mediterranean, this thin skinned seedless white grape is used for dried or table grapes.

It needs a hot climate to thrive as is susceptible to fungal diseases, which is why it never made it big in cool foggy Europe. Wine produced from Sultana is distilled and used to fortify wine. It’s the most widely planted grape in California, where it’s known as Thompson Seedless.