Sharpshooter to gun down the future of California wine industry

By Chris Brook-Carter | 30 June 2000

Having survived phylloxera and prohibition, the California wine industry is on the brink of destruction, prompting Vice President Al Gore to declare a federal emergency, which includes a $36m aid package. Chris Brook-Carter investigates the centimetre long bug that is wreaking havoc among California producers.

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Having survived phylloxera and prohibition, the California wine industry is on the brink of destruction, prompting Vice President Al Gore to declare a federal emergency, which includes a $36m aid package. Chris Brook-Carter investigates the centimetre long bug that is wreaking havoc among California producers.

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