10
Apr
2011

Shaping Taste

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  • caffeine . chemical tastes . design . salt . sour . sweet . umami .

All my words and pictures about the art and shapes in wine may strike you as odd. However there is some scientific grounding in the idea of the shape of molecules.  They have a complementarity meaning they must fit another molecule in order to exert their effects.  In the case of taste, sweet and savory share receptors, bitter has a…

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29
Oct
2010

Wine Shaman

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Jo Diaz named me that a few months ago.  It is so appropriate and so unconventional, dare I say 'that's me.?' What is a wine shaman, you may ask.  My definition - its someone who looks into wine for hidden messages and mysterious molecular congregations. For some unknown reason, on the practical level, I have been photographing wine through the…

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