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Name for a wine defect that manifests itself by a medicinal odour of iodoform and a lacquer-like taste or taste reminiscent of dyes. Deer, hares, wild boars or birds such as starlings can cause serious damage, especially in young vineyards, by gnawing the stem bark and eating away the tips of the shoots. This is prevented by coating the vine stems with wood tar (mixture of phenols and phenol ethers). This substance can get into the tissue via the leaves and thus...

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