Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sensory Evaluation - Use Your Senses

Read previous sensory evaluation articles - The BasicsThe Language of WineWine & Bullfighting.

'Proper' sensory evaluation of wine actually involves a surprising amount of knowledge. Indeed, there are entire courses dedicated solely to this discipline. Starting off with the basic knowledge is necessary, then it becomes a 'practice makes perfect' scenario.

The basic technique for sensory evaluation goes as follows: pour wine, look, sniff, drink. Let's look at the three senses we use for sensory evaluation:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Peripheral Vision

As I started my motorcycle for my morning ride to work, something compelled me to take a different route. I complied, driving slowly and enjoying the new scenery. I stopped as I passed an elderly man. He was diligently preparing his water buffaloes to till his rice paddy, but looked up and smiled widely at the sight of a foreigner.