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December 05, 2006

Terrible News From Australia

First Al Gore visits and lectures them, and now this

In the late 1800s the deadly aphid phylloxera devastated much of the Victorian wine industry, but it mercifully spared the Yarra Valley. Yesterday, it finally hit its mark.

The insect was found last Friday and officially identified yesterday by officials from the Department of Primary Industry in a small section of eight-year-old merlot vines in the 32-hectare Beavis Vineyard, at Coldstream. The vines had been suffering from poor vigour.

Please buy lots of Concord rootstock, Aussie Winemakers, and eliminate this before it's too late.

I need my shiraz.

Posted by Mr. Bingley at December 5, 2006 06:25 PM