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Love in Times of Pandemics

There are many "pandemics" in the history of wine. Among them, the Grape Phylloxera in the 19th century is the most destructive. Less than 1mm in length and parasitic on grape vines, the pest cause nodules on the vines hence the wounds fail to heal, eventually lead to other infections. It is wind-borne and very contagious. During the mid to late 19th century, up to two-thirds of France's vineyards were damaged, causing a loss of around 500 billion francs in France alone. After years of experimentation, grape g