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Fine Wine is a Live Performance

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

It happens to all of us. We taste something at a winery, or perhaps a restaurant, and love the wine. So, we buy a bottle (or several). But later, when we open it up, the wine isn’t the way we remember. The magic isn’t there. Why?

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Perception of Color Colors Perception of Taste

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

A couple of years ago, social media was all a-twitter about a picture of a dress. People couldn't agree on the color. How can people look at something so apparently obvious and reach such different conclusions? There is a parallel with tasting wine.

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Wine Ratings: Judging Appearance

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

The way a wine looks can tell you quite a bit about it, including how old it may be, whether it’s from a cool or warm climate and if it may have been aged in oak. That’s all useful in blind tasting, but not relevant to scores. The factors critics do consider are clarity, brightness, color, color depth and uniformity.

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