Wine: Shifting shapes and tastes

The shape of your wine glass really does matter, as mouth and nose position change perceptions of how a wine tastes, writes Tomas Clancy

25th May, 2013

The first thing that any wine lover knows is that taste is a varied sensation; every human being has a subtly different take on taste.

Give the same glass of wine to half a dozen people and you can obtain a range of different responses. However, in among those differing tasting notes, the same core tastes are revealed.

A common example is aged Riesling, where the most widespread identifying word is 'petroleum'. However, in tastings...

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