Going for gold
Today Barnaby set off to explore the cellars of Tokaj to find out just what makes the wine here so golden and yummy. Having studied the works of the 16th century alchemist Paracelsus, who believed the wine contained actual gold, he thought he could come to a more scientific conclusion. Probably something to do with botrytis.
But when Barnaby saw it (we wouldn’t let him actually drink it. Not after Poland) he refused to believe it was anything so unsophisticated as rotten grapes. We have bought several cases for him to continue his analysis.