Wine Wednesday #1 How to select a good bottle of wine ….. and more!


WINE WEDNESDAY #1 Interested in wine and want to understand more but don’t know how or where to look? Fed up of professional AND amateur’s tasting notes with a "fruit salad bingo" description? Frustrated by internet articles recommending wines in a UK supermarket when you live in the US, or wines in an Italian wine … Continue reading Wine Wednesday #1 How to select a good bottle of wine ….. and more!

Simplify wine tasting notes without the salad bingo!


I am constantly baffled by wine tasting notes I come across written either by professional wine tasters or by well meaning bloggers who write a post about a wine they have just drunk! Both types of writer seem to want to indulge themselves in a kind of Fruit Salad Bingo where you get to win … Continue reading Simplify wine tasting notes without the salad bingo!

Wine lovers masterclass on wine tasting from a neuroscientist!


Wine tasting is mostly about smell

Improve your wine tasting ability and understanding with this masterclass book from the neuroscientist working with the winemaker to break down all of the steps involved in the wine tasting process. You might be surprised to find that taste isn’t everything and that one “type” of smell dominates our senses in all wine tasting!

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Taste Isn’t Everything!

Wine tasting

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 head” or “how tasting wine stimulates brain-maths” or “how wine tasting stimulates your brain more than any other behaviour such as listening to music”. They have missed a great opportunity to help all of us wine lovers to not only enjoy wines more, but to understand how we can better choose wines to drink, how we can “find the right language” to describe a wine or even to relate better to wine waiters or sommeliers. Wouldn’t you like to know some of these things? Shouldn’t the wine profession have acted more openly and responsibly?

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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!

5 Brilliant blogs to improve your wine tasting habits


5 Brilliant Blogs To Improve Your Wine Tasting Habits Read the best articles from this weeks wine blogosphere right here, right now, without having to search or browse around! Our best picks include posts on Food & Wine Pairing, Tips For Building a Wine Cellar, The Best Way to Wash & Dry Wine Glasses, Our … Continue reading 5 Brilliant blogs to improve your wine tasting habits