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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Tower Of Babel

Sometimes I get the distinct impression that most wine producers don’t want the public to buy their wines. Maybe they love their wines so much that the very thought of their precious bottles falling into the hands of strangers makes them think that Prohibition might have been a good idea. How else to explain some […]

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