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Glass in Session® is a wine education podcast hosted by Val Caruso, DWS, CWE, FWS. She's a certified wine educator, lifelong learner, & shameless corkdork.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday there will be a new Glass in Session® focusing on a new topic. Val's mission is to educate, entertain, and empower the wine learner, wine lover, or wine curious by seeking out the fun - and sometimes funny - side of wine education.



Sep 27, 2019

A funny thing happened on the way to the dessert wine episode: Val went down a moldy rabbit hole. What emerges is an entire episode devoted to Noble Rot.

How does Botrytis Cinerea affect the grapes, the vineyard practices, the wine making, and the finished wines? We go there in this corkdorkalicious exploration of the fungus characteristics, as well as a quick dip into various wine regions where the rot is sometimes a welcome addition to the harvest.

Resources from this episode:


Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th Edition [Kindle Edition], Robinson (2015)

Bordeaux: The wines, the vineyards, the winemakers, Clarke (2012)


Academic Wino:

Austrian Wine

Ciencia e Investigación Agraria: Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea limits grape production in Chile

Disciplinari di Produzione: Orvieto DOC

Hereditas: Chromosomal Polymorphism in Botrytis Cinerea Strains

Journal of General Microbiology: Sexual behavior and mating system of Botryotinia Fuckeliana, Teleomorph of Botrytis Cineria

Maximo (Umani Ronchi)

Quarts de Chaume Grand Cru

Unité de Recherches en Génomique Info (URGI): Plant and fungi data integration

Valpolicella Consorzio

Wine Enthusiast: The Beautiful Bounty of Botrytized Wines

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