Last night, we were joined by special guest, Tim Hanni, MW Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators.
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Discover how Tim defines a Vinotype and what that means for you.
Why do certain wines work best for you with different foods?
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Here’s a sampling of our lively discussion from our tasting…
International Women’s Day # is March 8 so it’s timely to look at this issue as well as the fact that women buy most wine.
To test her theory, Dr. Bartoshuk dipped a thyroid medication on study participants’ tongues to test their sensitivity to bitterness.
Based on the results, she divided the population into three groups: non-tasters with limited palates (25%), tasters with average palates (50%) and super tasters with very sensitive palates (25%).
Super tasters more than a hundred times more taste buds per square centimetre than do regular tasters.
The reason that women are twice as likely to be among that small group of super tasters is that we have more fungiform papillae, the tiny structures on the tongue that hold taste buds, than men.
Tim Hanni, a sensory taste specialist and Master of Wine in California, measured the density and number of my taste buds.
It turns out that (at least scientifically) I am a super taster, as is the British wine critic Jancis Robinson, among others.
Certainly, there is an increasing number of women winemakers who craft cult wines, but is this related to their tasting ability or plain hard work, or both?
What do you think?
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Tim Hanni, MW is an internationally renowned ‘flavor maven’ and dubbed the ‘wine anti-snob’ by the Wall Street Journal. A professionally-trained chef, he is one of the first two resident Americans to successfully complete the examination and earn the title Master of Wine.
He is a Certified Wine Educator accredited by the Society of Wine Educators.
He has been involved with wine- and food-related businesses, education and research for over thirty-five years. Hanni has a unique perspective on food and wine, providing a modern and innovative approach to the subject.
His techniques for creating easy to use wine lists and retail wine programs are combined with tried and tested culinary philosophies on “balancing” food and wine flavors. These techniques are employed by thousands of restaurants and hotel outlets around the world and have provided the foundation for Napa Seasoning Company’s unique new product Vignon(tm), the first Flavor Balancing Seasoning designed to simplify food preparation.
Hanni is recognized for introducing the concept of the “umami” taste phenomenon to the wine and food community. He has lectured in over 27 countries around the world on the topics of flavor balancing, sensory sciences, wine and culinary history.
For more background and information: www.timhanni.com