Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine

Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine


Dying at the Vine chronicles a hundred and fifty years of medical conflict opposed to the grapevine’s worst enemy: phylloxera. In a ebook that's hugely appropriate for the wine at the present time, George Gale describes the organic and fiscal catastrophe that opened up while a tiny, root-sucking insect invaded the south of France within the 1860s, unfold all through Europe, and journeyed throughout oceans to Africa, South the USA, Australia, and California—laying waste to vineyards anyplace it landed. He tells how scientists, viticulturalists, researchers, and others got here jointly to save lots of the world’s vineyards and, with years of commentary and learn, built a method of resistance. between different themes, the publication discusses phylloxera as a tremendous case examine of the way one invasive species can colonize new habitats and examines California’s prior and current issues of it.

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