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Behemoth



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 15 2:10 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Phylloxera damn near wiped out the European wine industry. That's pretty major.

And restocked from America. The idea of "terroir" being a marketing campaign to convince the French that it wasn't the old vines (as previously claimed) but the earth and climate that made the wine.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 15 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I hope they manage to contain that chestnut gall wasp. I know there were one or two diseases of chestnut that the FC were worried about, which is why imports of plant material were stopped.

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