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There’s nothing on the nose about wine-tasting — not any more, anyway

Most stories about supertasters who can identify everything from the vineyard to the vintage are myths

02 February 2021 - 19:33 By Michael Fridjhon

The wine world is replete with stories about supertasters who can identify, with one sniff of a glass of wine, the vineyard, variety, vintage and name of the winemaker. Mostly this is the stuff of legend. There was a time when such performances were possible, but this was ages ago and mainly in the UK, where the focus of the carriage trade was fewer than 70 different wines from France’s Médoc region...

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