An albariño vineyard in Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain. Pictures: Alamy
Nellie Ming Lee
Opinion

Opinion

The Corkscrew by Nellie Ming Lee

Vines that survived Europe’s phylloxera epidemic in the 1800s, and the wines made from them

  • The accidental import of a microscopic insect by a Rhône Valley wine merchant decimated vineyards in France and beyond
  • Small pockets of vines escaped the blight

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An albariño vineyard in Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain. Pictures: Alamy
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