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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...

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