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2009-11-10 10:17:52

Scientists may not be able to tell a good book by its cover, but they now can tell the condition of an old book by its odor. In a report published in the American Chemical Society's Analytical Chemistry, a semi-monthly journal, they describe development of a new test that can measure the degradation of old books and precious historical documents on the basis of their aroma. The non-destructive "sniff" test could help libraries and museums preserve a range of prized paper-based objects, some...

2009-09-21 05:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine Swirl LLC announces release of the most effective patented method of wine aeration. Wine Swirl(R) provides breakthrough results to wine lovers through its innovative aeration method. Unlike wine aerators that use a single pour through a funnel, Wine Swirl's sustained aeration method is truly transformative and improves all red wine regardless of cost. More efficient than decanting, Wine Swirl aerates red wine in minutes. "Allowing a red wine to...

2009-08-24 14:15:58

A U.S. study finds when the nose encounters two different scents simultaneously, the brain processes them separately and alternately through each nostril. Rice University scientists say their finding marks the first demonstration of perceptual rivalry in the human olfactory system. Our discovery opens up new avenues to explore the workings of the olfactory system and olfactory awareness, said Assistant Professor Denise Chen, who co-authored the research paper with graduate student Wen Zhou....

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2009-08-20 12:30:00

When the nose encounters two different scents simultaneously, the brain processes them separately through each nostril in an alternating fashion.This finding by researchers at Rice University in Houston is the first demonstration of "perceptual rivalry" in the olfactory system. The study was published online today by the journal Current Biology and will appear in the Sept. 29 print edition."Our discovery opens up new avenues to explore the workings of the olfactory system and olfactory...

2009-04-15 04:07:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A relaxing meal at 30,000 feet should be complemented by a signature glass of wine from a region of the world significant to that flight. Classically trained winemaker and viticulturist, Ken Chase, is now selecting wines for American Airlines so travelers can experience new adventures in taste. "American's wine program www.aa.com/wine aims to satisfy a traveler's desire to enjoy fine wines selected specifically for their flight and also to...

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2008-12-18 14:05:00

Inventors have come up with dozens of widgets that they claim can transform cheap wine into fine vintage wine. There is little scientific evidence that most of them work, but there is one technique that stands out from the rest. It is backed by a decade of research and the end product has passed the ultimate test"”blind tasting by a panel of wine experts. Researchers can now pass an undrinkable, raw red wine between a set of high-voltage electrodes, rendering it pleasantly...

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2008-11-14 15:15:00

Food chemists have shown how certain bacteria in our mouths can amplify the taste of certain foods. The late Emile Peynaud, considered the father of modern winemaking, remarked that the Sauvignon blanc grape had only a weak taste when one bit into it, but that 20 to 30 seconds later, "you suddenly experience a powerful aromatic rush at the back of the mouth as the Sauvignon fragrance returns." Dr. Christian Starkenmann, researcher at Firmenich, which develops flavors and fragrances for...

2008-08-28 00:00:29

It's always worth checking out your local Co-operative store for some outstanding wine offers. This week I've found three organic wines which are all a snip at half price until September 14. The trio comes from the Pays d'Oc (Languedoc-Roussillon), the biggest vineyard region in the world, boasting a wide range of geographic features, from the sunny beaches on the Mediterranean sea to the plains of Beziers, to the banks of the Rhne to the Pyrenees mountains. As in Burgundy, the region...

2008-08-14 03:00:34

By Champagne, Elaine T ABSTRACT Descriptive sensory analysis has identified over a dozen different aromas and flavors in rice. Instrumental analyses have found over 200 volatile compounds present in rice. However, after over 30 years of research, little is known about the relationships between the numerous volatile compounds and aroma/flavor. A number of oxidation products have been tagged as likely causing stale flavor. However, the amounts of oxidation products, singly or collectively,...

2008-03-27 14:25:00

Each human nose encounters hundreds of thousands of scents in its daily travels perched front and center on our face. Some of these smells are nearly identical, so how do we learn to tell the critical ones apart? Something bad has to happen. Then the nose becomes a very quick learner.New research from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine shows a single negative experience linked to an odor rapidly teaches us to identify that odor and discriminate it from similar ones. "It's...


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