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 publication that's hugely appropriate for the wine at the present time, George Gale describes the organic and monetary 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 US, Australia, and California—laying waste to vineyards at any place it landed. He tells how scientists, viticulturalists, researchers, and others got here jointly to avoid wasting the world’s vineyards and, with years of commentary and study, constructed a method of resistance. between different subject matters, the e-book discusses phylloxera as an enormous case examine of the way one invasive species can colonize new habitats and examines California’s earlier and current issues of it.

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