Etna's endangered yeasts


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The penultimate article in Walter Speller's series on Sicily, published this week. Other articles include Etna – should it be DOCG?, Etna – a change in the rules, and Sicilia DOC? And Brand Nero d'Avola, complemented by tasting notes in Sicilia en primeur 2011 and Some Etna classics.

As described in Etna – should it be DOCG?, the Etna DOC region recently experienced a sudden surge of interest, which pulled it out of its dormancy and catapulted it into the international spotlight. Ironically, it is mostly outsiders whom...