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  • n. Plural form of vine-grower.


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  • Vine-growers in the core areas of the Marne were opposed both to bottlers who wanted to use grapes from other places to make champagne and to fellow vine-growers in those other places who benefited from that practice.

    The history of a geographical indication

  • Guy points out that, although often understood as a fight between capital and labor, the at-times violent disputes between vine-growers and winemakers in the Champagne region were more complicated than that.

    The history of a geographical indication

  • A simple test is said to be adopted by the vine-growers of the Rhine.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • In various districts of France, in order to bring the grape to perfection, the vine-growers will train out their main branches along trellises to a length of 50 and even 60 feet, so as to give the sap the longest possible distance to travel; and, further, for the purpose of concentrating into the fruit the whole result of the wine, all the buds and little shoots, which would distract therefrom, are carefully taken away.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • All the vine-growers in any one district should endeavour to make their wines of the type specially adapted for that particular district; and of course the type will vary in different districts.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • But on the Murray (a warm region) this distance would not suit at all, and I believe that the vine-growers are right to plant 8 by 8, and even 10 by 10 feet, in that district.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • It was originally believed that the impurities of the slowly formed acetylene, the phosphine in particular, acted as toxic agents upon the phylloxera; and therefore carbide containing an extra amount of decomposable phosphides was specially manufactured for the vine-growers.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use

  • But in the family interior, far from the noise of affairs, the bustle of towns, in hamlets, among the vine-growers and tenders of the silk-worm, in the mountains and retired valleys, the home-tongue is again at ease.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 41, March, 1861

  • The French vine-growers, finding that under this system they could no longer exchange their wine for foreign goods, began to grumble.

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • Some of them were not examples of deportment and good breeding; they were gentlemen who had spent all their lives in little castles in Angoumois and Poitou, a kind of noble ploughmen, who had only their silver swords to distinguish them from their vine-growers and herds.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete


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