Botrytis cinerea – the Jekyll and Hyde fungus

Caroline’s thoughts on Botrytis, including the following remark: ‘Historically speaking, botrytis cinerea would have been a widespread challenge to winemakers ever since wine was first made. But evidence suggests it may have been the Hungarians who first documented deliberate use of noble rot in winemaking in Tokaj in the 16th century.’

Caroline Gilby on Wine

And on the eve of heading to Hungary to talk Tokaji at VinCE in Budapest , here is my latest piece for The Wine Society blog on the Jekyll and Hyde nature of Botrytis cinerea

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