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Published: November 22nd, 2007

Revised: April 25th, 2012

The phenomenon known as “warehouse staining” refers to the growth of dark fungi on exterior surfaces that are subjected to low level exposure to ethanol vapour, specifically around distilleries and spirit maturation facilities. A feature article in the June 2011 issue of Wired Magazine tells the story of how we go to the bottom of the fungi involved in this growth.