Did you know that there are THREE types or sources of aroma in that glass of wine you are drinking? Some come directly from the grape itself …. “naturally” you might say! But others arise from chemical reactions taking place… Read More ›
Do you like the smell of Methoxypyrazine or do you prefer Beta-ionone? Or maybe Diacetyl is more to your “taste”? These are just 3 of the chemical compounds found in Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay respectively and might just… Read More ›
An easily understandable description of how our brains interpret personal taste in wine, especially how it is “smell” rather than “taste” that makes the greatest contribution. Your personal wine tasting and wine appreciation will never be the same once you have discovered the secret of retronasal smell.
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… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
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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…
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… Read More ›