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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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grafting, the connection of two pieces of living plant tissue so that they unite and grow as one plant, has been a particularly important element in growing vines since the end of the 19th century, when it was discovered that grafting on to resistant rootstocks was the only effective weapon against the phylloxera louse.

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