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Fooling the experts?

An article published last week in the Observer, Wine-tasting: it’s junk science, has proved controversial.  As it covers a subject that interests me greatly – how we perceive, describe and rate wines – I wanted to post about it here … Continue reading

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Reasons not to pay too much attention to tasting notes

Only two reasons for now – if I put my mind to it I am sure I could find more. In summary they are: There are often variations, sometime very large ones,  in tasting notes from different authorities There can be quite … Continue reading

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Trust me, I’m a wine expert

I am fascinated by any scientific study in the field of wine tasting.  So often the results challenge conventional thinking in the wine world and provide much food for thought. Here I shall describe just one piece of research that I think … Continue reading

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Warts and all

Have you ever wondered why you so rarely seem to see negative reviews of wines?  Or indeed other things?  I am very much aware that the first few reviews on my blog have tended to be positive, so I shall start … Continue reading

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