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Understanding Wine Tasting through “Brain Searchery” The Tale from Two Books

What comes to mind when one engages with a glass of wine?  And how does technology-assisted “brain searchery” help us find the answers and make us more attentive wine tasters?   The sensory and non-sensory contributions to our enjoyment of this beverage are explored from two different perspectives in Neuroenology: How the Brain Creates the Taste of Wine (Columbia University […]

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Reflections on the AWS Silver Anniversary

As you know, 2017 is the Golden Anniversary of AWS – 50 great years of wine education and appreciation.  It’s a significant milestone for the society but we had another milestone in 1992…..our Silver Anniversary.  In order to appreciate where AWS was after 25 years, I thought it would be nice to look back at […]

A look back at the 49th Annual AWS Conference

The American Wine Society (AWS) is the largest consumer based wine education organization in North America.  Dr. Konstantin Frank, a pioneering vinifera producer in New York’s Finger Lakes region, led its formation in late 1967.  It now boasts 165 chapters in 36 states and the District of Columbia including one based in Salem, Oregon.  AWS […]

Where there’s smoke, there’s taint (maybe)

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Taint (maybe)   With the recent fires in Northern California, there has been a lot of concern about smoke taint in wines and what the wineries can do about the problem. So, I thought a brief discussion of smoke taint might be in order. First, the problem of smoke taint in […]

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