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February 06, 2007

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Jason Lonsdale

re wine glasses: different shaped glassware does change the taste (smell) of the wine... for instance, a Bordeaux will taste better our of a round goblet type affair, while a taller, more elongated glass will enhance a Burgundy.

It's all to do with how the glass channels the wine to different parts of the mouth, and how it releases the aroma.

Wanky, but true.

Marcus

Thanks Jason - very interesting.

Does makes me wonder what ‘tastes better’ means though, as people often change their preferences (with regard to the flavour, strength, concentration, consistency etc. of food/drink in general) over time, which suggests to me that it can't be purely down to universally perceived ‘good taste’. I sense that whilst there are 'real' biological/physiological effects from food (e.g. taste, smell) their actual ascribed meanings (as experienced by people) are heavily culturally influenced. Which renders the pole between bad/cheap wine and good/vintage wine more complex than it seems, and, dare I say it, Dom Pérignon a largely embodied (brand) experience.

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