Pasteur, Louis

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

(1822–95), a scientific genius and gifted scholar, has left a body of work which impinges on physics, chemistry, microbiology, agronomy, and medicine. On the centenary of his birth in 1922, the Institut Pasteur in Paris published a monograph on his principal discoveries listed under the following headings:

  • 1847: Molecular dissymmetry

  • 1857: Fermentations

  • 1862: Supposedly spontaneous generations

  • 1863: Study of wines

  • 1865: Silkworm diseases

  • 1871: Study of beers

  • 1877: Virus diseases

  • 1880: Viral vaccines

  • 1885: Rabies protection