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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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thrips, tiny (1–2 mm long), winged insects which readily feed on grapevine flowers and developing bunches, causing scarring and disfigurement of grapes by feeding on the small berries. While thrips are sometimes thought to be the cause of poor fruit set, there is little evidence to support this.

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