See under hygiene.
The term includes all measures to prevent infectious diseases, especially cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation. In common parlance, this is understood to mean cleanliness - one of the most important prerequisites for the production of quality wine throughout the entire process. This was already known in ancient times and is mentioned in the writings of Cato the Elder (234-149 BC). The preservative effect of sulphur was also known at that time, but of course not the...
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