Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?


This post is about differing perceptions in wine appreciation and I did consider writing it as one of my jokey conversations between Buddha and The Two Doctors, but I realised that not everyone would get it. Get it? Oh well, I’ll carry on! But before we really get going, have a skim of these two … Continue reading Deplorable wine tasting notes! Subjective or objective?

Wine lovers masterclass on wine tasting from a neuroscientist!


Taste Isn’t Everything! The professional wine fraternity seem to have completely glossed over some key findings about wine tasting by Gordon Shepherd, professor of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine in his recent book Neuroenology. In fact they have been almost frivolous in their reporting with "headlines" about "how wine tasting isn't all in your … Continue reading Wine lovers masterclass on wine tasting from a neuroscientist!

Liar, liar brain’s on fire!


Lying repeatedly about Brexit is affecting your brain! It began with a wave of cognitive dissonance that swept the country in the run up to the Referendum last year as tribal political allegiances were shattered. It continued in the aftermath of a Leave victory with an outbreak of amygdala hijacks in which the Remain voters expressed … Continue reading Liar, liar brain’s on fire!