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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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Why It's So Hard to Identify Aromas in Wine

by Fred Swan - Guest Blogger

With the quickest of glances, we know if the vehicle ahead of us is a sports car or a sedan, a pickup or hatchback. When we hear a siren, we instinctively know whether or not it’s a police car, a fire truck or an ambulance. Why then, is it so hard to identify what we smell in a glass of wine? There are three primary reasons: the way our brain works, our vocabulary and the complexity of wine.

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Homage á Bages: Dinner with Jean-Charles Cazes

by Chuck Hayward

Not surprisingly our trip to Bordeaux is not ALL about the wine: this is France after all. During the day, our entire focus is on tasting wine (upwards of 100 today alone). But once the sun sets, we get treated to some of the greatest food in the world.

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