Covid non-sense has French wine tasters fearing for their livelihoods

Loss of taste, smell due to Covid is proving a challenge for wine tasters, union wants them to be priority group for vaccine

20 April 2021 - 19:46 By Elizabeth Pineau

The exotic fruits and fresh citrus notes leapt out of the Pyrenean white wine, but wine-taster Sophie Pallas said the delicate undertones of pineapple were harder to detect than they would have been before she fell ill with Covid-19.

Like so many infected with the coronavirus, Pallas lost her sense of taste and smell, a nightmare scenario for a master wine taster that has forced her to slowly retrain her nose and palate...

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