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How the World's Vineyards Were Saved

The Botanist and the Vintner examines wines greatest crisis
Kim Marcus
Issue: June 15, 2005

The biological costs of the European conquest of the New World are well-known, the most devastating of them being diseases such as smallpox, tuberculosis and malaria, which decimated the defenseless native populations.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands June 15, 2005.

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