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More red wine aromas to expand your capabilities

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More red wine aromas to expand your capabilities

It is very important to create in our memory a wide database of smelling references that we are able to recognize in the food and wine that we consume. Without this “aroma database” we would not be able to recognize a smell when we perceive it. Also, the wine faults are not commonly found in wines nowadays and it is therefore difficult to recognize them. For this reason, we decided to increase the number of wine aromas and we created a 24 aroma set. This 24 red wine aroma set has: the same 12 aromas included in our standard red...

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How many odors can you recognize?

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How many odors can you recognize?

Our sense of smell is a powerful sensory ability that we do not fully utilize. In fact, we are not used to giving a name to what we smell, and we cannot describe an odor that we like or dislike. But how many different odors can humans discriminate? A recent study has found that “humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli.” That is incredible! However, our brains cannot give meaning to most of these stimuli. Recognizing scents is a difficult task for most people when they are blinded. This is because we are not used to doing it,...

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The characteristic aromas of white wine

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The characteristic aromas of white wine

There are many categories of aromas present in white wines: citrus fruit, tropical fruit, flowers, herbs, dried fruit, berries, spices, caramelized, chemical toasts, earthy. Today we're looking at which ones are the most important and what they can tell us. Citrus Fruit Let's start by noting that all, or almost all, white wines have more or less marked hints of citrus. In most cases, the scents are reminiscent of fresh and green citrus fruits (lime, lemon and grapefruit), but some grape varieties have sweeter citrus fruit aromas, such as orange and mandarin. Some examples of these wine varietals are Gewurztraminer, Moscato Bianco, Riesling and Viognier....

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