Missouri...land of Truman. Home of the Arch. That place where the weather bounces 40 degrees in one day. The home of the grape that saved the European wine market from total annihilation. No really, true story.
In the 1870's, a parasitic disease swept through the vineyards of France and Germany, destroying thousands of acres of grapevines and leaving the entire European wine market in peril. Scientists and botonists from around the world worked to discover a way to stop the disease from spreading to other crops and to save the wine market in Europe.