New Zealand's crisp white wines are justly famed, particularly those from the South Island's Marlborough region. Now a study has analysed the taste of the country's most popular wine, sauvignon blanc — and those who quaff it might wish they hadn't. Asparagus, one of the flavours identified by a team of researchers, might be just about acceptable. Passionfruit sounds fine. But cat's pee It seems, though, that drinkers, in New Zealand at least, are not deterred by such findings.
January and February of were making the year look poorly, with not a single wine earning the five-star Winepisser rating. Thankfully, the first week in March spiced things up a bit as two single-grape reds won back-to-back cincos. First up is the absolutely wonderful Louis M. Martini natch , which Google Maps tells us is across the street from Sutter Home. Any of those are great, and this one will please your red-loving friends.
That being said, throughout the years, many people have tried to bring order to the madness of wine aromas, categorizing the wide variety of nuanced smells drinkers experience. But even on the aroma wheel, not all of the smells are straightforward and pleasant. Recognizing that our wine can occasionally smell a bit odd helps us recognize not only when a weird smell could indicate that something is wrong with our wine , but also when the odd smell could help us tell if there is something wonderful going on it our glass. Here are 11 of the oddest aromas you can find in wine and what they mean:.
He and his friends began hitting up Beverly Hills wine tastings, where they made no effort to blend in. They quickly bonded, and Burt acted as a sort of wine mentor for Wareheim. The comedian's relationship with Master of None co-star Aziz Ansari—one of the best-known foodies in Hollywood—also enabled his love of food and drink. It also helped him better understand what he was drinking.