November 14, 2013
Wine Snobs: Justified by Science, Sort Of

Have you ever described a wine as “chewy”? Have you ever swirled that wine in a glass, then plunged your nose into the bowl to take in the bouquet? Have you ever examined a wine’s legs? I have done two of the three of these things, which means, basically, that I am two-thirds of an enormous jerk. But I am also, in my way, a bold sojourner into the field of scientific inquiry. Because wine snobbery has a purpose, and that purpose is science. 
Read more. [Video: Dan Quinn; GIF: Megan Garber]

Wine Snobs: Justified by Science, Sort Of

Have you ever described a wine as “chewy”? Have you ever swirled that wine in a glass, then plunged your nose into the bowl to take in the bouquet? Have you ever examined a wine’s legs? I have done two of the three of these things, which means, basically, that I am two-thirds of an enormous jerk. But I am also, in my way, a bold sojourner into the field of scientific inquiry. Because wine snobbery has a purpose, and that purpose is science.

Read more. [Video: Dan Quinn; GIF: Megan Garber]

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