“The government issued posters and pamphlets saying wine from hybrids contained excess quantities of methyl alcohol, which was ‘proven to cause madness,’” says Borel. “Of course, the claims had no scientific basis, but it took decades for that to be proven.”

Source: The Rebellious French Village Making Wine Banned by the E.U. – Gastro Obscura

The Rebellious French Village Making Wine Banned by the E.U. – Gastro Obscura