The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World

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In the mid-1860s, grapevines in southeastern France inexplicably began to wither and die. Jules-??? mile Planchon, a botanist from Montpellier, was sent to investigate. He discovered that the vine roots were covered in microscopic yellow insects. What they were and where they had come from was a mystery. The infestation advanced with the relentlessness of an invading army and within a few years had spread across Europe, from Portugal to the Crimea. The wine industry was on the brink of disaster. The French government ...

The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World 2006, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781565125285

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The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World 2005, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill

ISBN-13: 9781565124608

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