Wine Lovers Masterclass: #1 The Neuroscience of Wine Tasting


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: #4 Simple steps for novice wine tasters


This article follows on from Only an Empiricist Really Understands Wine Tasting, and is aimed at increasing your own enjoyment of wine tasting so as to be able to compare, remember, recall, and rebuy wines already tasted. Wine tasting is as "old as the hills" but still often leads to disagreement between professionals and confusion … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: #4 Simple steps for novice wine tasters

Wine Wednesday: #3 How to match wines to your personality ….


This weeks edition of Wine Wednesday is packed again with articles to help the wine novice or beginner. Starting with an article from Wine Folly about matching wine to your personality or vice versa. As a psychologist I’m professionally sceptical about things like this, but it’s a fun read AND it DID predict my favourite … Continue reading Wine Wednesday: #3 How to match wines to your personality ….

Wine Wednesday #2: How to spend less on wine …. and more!


WINE WEDNESDAY #2 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 #2: How to spend less on wine …. and more!

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!