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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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