Look Who’s Coming To Dinner: Bad Wine

In recent months friends have asked me for help in negotiating restaurant wine lists, usually in anticipation of an important work event or a special birthday celebration. I’ve done my best to steer them this way and that and so far, knock wood, things have gone well on the day in question. A few days […]

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Sinus Envy: Wine Tasters, Wine Taste

A recent study by Penn State’s Sensory Evaluation Center concluded that professional wine critics, tasters, and dedicated collectors, what one journalist dubbed “specialist oenophiles,” have taste buds and sensory apparatuses that differ significantly from those of the general population. In an interview with the British paper The Telegraph, Professor John Hayes, director of the center, […]

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