Vintage: A History of Wine. Eps. 9 & 10

United Kingdom, 1988

Film
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The power of the purse recounts the rise of Bordeaux as the prime wine producing area of France in the eighteenth century. Massive investment by the nouveaux riches led to the rise of Chateaux Latour, Lafite and Margaux and others who based their success on well-drained soil and insistence on the latest and best cellar techniques. “The devastator” describes the catastrophic effect on the French wine industry of phylloxera which wiped out almost all of the vineyards. Scientific investigations by Pasteur and Planchon solved the problem and introduced new techniques to viticulture.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Christopher Ralling

Michael Gill

production company

Channel 4

WGBH (Boston)

Malone Gill Productions

Language

English

Duration

01:00:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37454

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural innovations

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Agricultural pests

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Wine and wine making

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → France - Description and travel

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Wine and wine making

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895

People → Pasteur, Louis, 1822-1895

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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