Learning about wine, vines and vignerons whilst living in the Languedoc

Doctor Doctor


Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy. -Alexander Fleming

A short addendum to the post about the problems of disease.

Recently when talking to a visitor to his cellar Jeff was asked about using sulphur. His answer is worth repeating. He said that treating vines is like when you have a cold. You start by using cold remedies, hot lemon, tisanes etc and it’s the same with vines. You treat them with the tisanes of horsetail, nettles and ferns.

However, sometimes the cold can become more serious and you have to seek help from a doctor with more drastic treatments. So too sulphur is the dramatic, interventionist treatment. You’d rather not have to use it but if needs must. It remains a natural treatment at least.

Which reminded me of some publicity material Mas Coutelou put out in January 🙂

La preuve que les vins Coutelou sont bons pour la santé

Author: amarch34

I'm a recently retired (early!) teacher from County Durham in North east England. I am going to be spending most of the next year in the Languedoc leaarning about wines, vineyards and the people who care for both.

2 thoughts on “Doctor Doctor

  1. Really Nice post !! Help to all who don’t know how we use wine.


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