Saturday, February 18, 2012

Who are Better Wine Tasters, Men or Women?

Who do you think are better wine tasters, men or women? Sorry guys, but the gals win out here. They make potentially better tasters because of the female hormone estrogen, which provides them with a more acute sense of smell. Since smell is approximately 75% of what wine is all about, they beat us on this basis alone. They also possess a superior sensitivity to touch which increases with age and are more colour-conscious than guys, which makes them better prepared for detecting a wine’s body and exact hue. Notice I use the term “potentially” better tasters than us because they have natural physiological traits that prepare them for the task, however, we gents can learn these things. The battle of the sexes rages on. Vive la difference!

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