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The Aromas of Red Wine

The Aromas of Red Wine

Red wines always surprise us with the complexity of their bouquet and the intensity of their aromas. Unlike white wines, which often have a bouquet characterized by hints of citrus and white and tropical fruit, red wines immediately strike the nose with scents of red or black berry fruit. The olfactory categories of the aromas present in these wines are however numerous: aromas of red and black berry fruit, flower, vegetal, balsamic, spice, wood, roasted, earthy, animal. The principal aromatic categories of red wine FRUIT. All red wines have hints of red or black berry and fruit. For example: raspberry, blackberry, cherry,...

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Let me start by saying Happy New Year to everyone! As we move from 2020 into the new year 2021, I’m finding myself thinking about how I’d like to grow in this next year. Nowadays, with so much digital technology and focus on “getting things done”, it’s more difficult to slow down and notice and appreciate the sensorial things around us in our everyday life. Our human body is a sensory machine… a technology in and of itself. To remember this and consciously experience it, is one of the most healthy and satisfying actions we can take to rebalance ourselves...

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The Scents of the Winter Holiday Season

The Scents of the Winter Holiday Season

In the Northern Hemisphere, the scents of the Winter Holiday Season immediately transport us to a warm atmosphere, one that is cozy and relaxing and full of joy. Smells, more than any other sensory experience, make us feel emotions. When they are intense, they recall clear memories and therefore have the power to affect our mood, positively or negatively, even in irrational ways. This superpower is due to the fact that olfactory sensations arrive directly to the limbic system of our brain, where memories reside and emotions originate, without first being filtered through the logical and rational part of the...

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The world of flowers

The world of flowers

Beauty, charm, intrigue, sensuality and love: flowers have always represented all these nouns and speak to us in different ways, through their smells and their colors. Who has never given a bouquet of flowers to declare a love or to celebrate an anniversary? Roses, orchids, tulips, carnations, lilies, hyacinths, daffodils, orange blossoms, violets, lilacs make both those who give them and those who receive them happy. Many ancient stories give numerous examples that explain the origin of flowers: roses are said to have been generated by the drops of blood of the goddess Aphrodite wounded by the brambles while she rushed...

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The Cinderella of the 5 Senses

The Cinderella of the 5 Senses

The digital age is giving humankind immediacy, the possibility of knowledge, levels of accessibility that seemed unthinkable to reach even 10 years ago, but as with everything, there is a downside to this technology. Beyond the sociological implications that do not compete and do not interest us in this discussion, digital has taken away the romanticism of slowness and sensations not visual. We often underestimate the memory of an scent. This phrase always elicits mixed reactions. They say you can't remember a smell, but in reality, scents and aromas can evoke memories and emotions related to them in a powerful way, almost...

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