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

Buy Now:
Amazon.com
Price:
$12.20
By:
Algonquin Books
  • In the mid-1860s, grapevines in southeastern France inexplicably began to wither and die. Jules-Émile 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 offered a prize of three hundred thousand gold francs for a remedy. Planchon believed he had the answer and set out to prove it. Gripping and intoxicating, The Botanist and the Vintner brings to life one of the most significant, though little-known, events in the history of wine.
  • Author:
    Christy Campbell
    Binding:
    Paperback
    Dewey Decimal Number:
    641
    EAN:
    9781565125285
    ISBN:
    1565125282
    Label:
    Algonquin Books
    Languages:
    English
    List Price:
    $14.95
    Manufacturer:
    Algonquin Books
    Number Of Items:
    1
    Number Of Pages:
    344
    Product Group:
    Book
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_BOOK
    Publication Date:
    2006-03-24
    Publisher:
    Algonquin Books
    Studio:
    Algonquin Books
    Title:
    The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World

Comments

To post comments, simply sign up and become a member!