Archive for September 2020

Notes on Tasting Notes

Wine magazines and catalogs are used to sell wines. Colour, aroma, and taste are all described to give buyers a sense of the wine on offer. They use descriptors like “laced with ripe pear, “”Apples and honey on the nose,” “complex aromas of spiced oak and black fruit.” A bold red wine may be described…

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A Matter of Taste

So, we are going on a wine tasting journey. Seems simple, but taste is actually one of our more complex senses. We may be sophisticated in our tastes today, but we still taste with the same tools as we did when we were hunter-gatherers 150,000 years ago. Back then, humans lived or died from what…

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