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Old 11-09-2016, 01:42 PM   #31
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I seem to remember from years and years ago a disease wiped out the French cab crop and the vines were replanted with California stock.
Close, but not exactly.

In the late 1800s, an American pest, the tiny phylloxera aphid, made its way across the Atlantic to France, by hitchhiking on some grapevine cuttings. Phylloxera will eat the roots of vines and cause the plant to slowly die. American vines, which are tougher, are impervious to the effects of the pest, but European vines (Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc.) don't have this defense.

When the American cuttings were planted, the phylloxera spread unimpeded across much of Europe and devastated countless vineyards. Since the pest lives within the soil, they were unable to eradicate it using traditional methods.

So someone came up with the idea of grafting European grape varieties onto the hardier American rootstock. To this day, with the exception of few places where the pest hasn't migrated, almost all wine grape varieties are grafted onto American vine roots.
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Old 11-09-2016, 03:11 PM   #32
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I totally agree with Steve Kroll. I believe it is all about personal choice and taste as well. What good for you might not be for me and so on...
Wine tasting is very subjective indeed.
If you are looking for expert advice, you can't get any better than Steve Knoll. He has won numerous awards for his wines.
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Talking about wine store, where do you buy your wine?? What would you prefer, online store or physical store?? why??
Both of them are reliable. It is just about finding the bottle we're looking for, I think. If I don't find a bottle at the nearest store, I make online research, check the pricing and order one if it suits me. My last order was from Majestic, Delices and Gourmandises , Laithwaites's, these are the 3 cheap and reliable wine shops according to me.

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Close, but not exactly.

In the late 1800s, an American pest, the tiny phylloxera aphid, made its way across the Atlantic to France, by hitchhiking on some grapevine cuttings. Phylloxera will eat the roots of vines and cause the plant to slowly die. American vines, which are tougher, are impervious to the effects of the pest, but European vines (Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc.) don't have this defense.

When the American cuttings were planted, the phylloxera spread unimpeded across much of Europe and devastated countless vineyards. Since the pest lives within the soil, they were unable to eradicate it using traditional methods.

So someone came up with the idea of grafting European grape varieties onto the hardier American rootstock. To this day, with the exception of few places where the pest hasn't migrated, almost all wine grape varieties are grafted onto American vine roots.
I remember this disease, I couldn't imagine how lost French growers were at that time.


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