The Wine Aroma
Whilst our tongues are only able to distinguish between salty, sweet, sour and bitter, our sense of smell is able to detect an incredible diversity of aromas. When wine is exposed to oxygen, it releases a delicate bouquet that rises up to our olfactory nerve. This transmits the information to the limbic system, the area of the brain that controls our emotions. To get the best whiff of the wine’s aroma, spend a good 10 seconds swirling the glass with some vigor. What scents come to mind first? A flower? A fruity sent?