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Back in the 1880s, the entire wine industry was almost brought to its knees by microscopic insects called phylloxera, which enjoy feeding on the roots of grapevines. The effects of this are still felt today!

In this online lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall explains what phylloxera is and how it impacts the wine industry.

What you'll learn in the How phylloxera changed the wine industry lesson

  • Phylloxera history in the wine industry
  • How phylloxera changed wine production methods

Who the Wine knowledge essentials course is for

Servers and bartenders, it’s time to release your inner somm! Sharpen up your service skills and up your wine game with help from the world’s best.


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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