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15th June, 2014
Wine appears to be having a crisis of faith in the ability of science as an engine of progress. Picture: Thinkstock

Germ-free conditions are essential in hospitals, but some wine-makers are kicking against this approach to wine production, and moving back to more natural ways of producing wines, writes Tomas Clancy.


On July 6, 1885, a young boy named Joseph Meister was attacked and badly bitten in France by a rabid dog. Rabies was not uncommon among the many wild dogs that roamed France in the late 19th century, and was not confined, as it is...

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