The perfume of wine

By Jane Anson

04 DEC 2012

We live in a largely visual world. Around 60% of our stimulus comes from sight, with 20% from hearing, 10% touch, 9% smell and just 1% from taste. This might seem to put wine tasters at a bit of a disadvantage, and is certainly why so we have to borrow so many words from the other senses to describe wine – most usually from touch (we often talk about a wine as if we are rubbing it between our fingers,…

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