Wine’s Inner Terroir

Wine portrait: Pinot Noir 2008 hope & grace. The French use a term “terroir” to talk about a wine’s expression of place.  They say that only certain wines express terroir which means they express the land and its temperament. We experience terroir  as sensory qualities of  a wine’s nature, its personality and spirit. What influences ‘terroir’ land where...
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Wine and Intention

Can we, with our thoughts or other unmeasurable manipulation, change the taste of a wine? Well, I won’t tell you how but      it has been done Perhaps it was magic 3 glasses of the same 2008 cabernet sauvignon were treated ‘mysteriously’ with crystals and thoughts Voila! The simple wine became fruitier with one experimental variation, and softer with another. Here are what...
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Synesthesia: Tasting shapes?

There is a sensory experience that some folks have where they SMELL numbers or SEE  sounds.  Jimi Hendrix HEARD the color blue and physician Richard Cytowic wrote about one of his patients who tasted chicken as angular.  Check out his interesting book “The Man who Tasted Shapes.” Synesthesia is a state in which sensory experiences are cross-wired in the brain.  Some say this is...
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