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From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botrytis_cinerea :

Botrytis:
A grey fungus, Botrytis cinerea or Botrytis, that affects wine grapes. It is also called Botrytis bunch rot. The fungus gives rise to two different kinds of infections. The first, grey rot, is the result of consistently wet or humid conditions, and typically results in the loss of the affected bunches. The second, noble rot or Edelfäule in German, occurs when drier conditions follow wetter, and can result in distinctive sweet dessert wines.




I have a tendency to view life through the opposite of rose tinted glasses. People are then surprised when I find something to be happy about in the midst of what I've proclaimed to be a bad situation. While I'm not a traditional optimist, I find things to be optimistic about in things that I appear to be pessimistic about.




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