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2011-07-28 17:41:14

Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures.

2011-06-13 09:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today announced initial findings from its multi-year research program to understand how beverage ingredients interact to affect taste, sweetness and mouthfeel at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo.

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2011-06-11 08:55:00

According to a new study, drinking two sugary drinks a day can dull the taste buds and lead to cravings for high-calorie foods.

2011-05-25 05:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer may have you daydreaming about an exotic vacation, whether it's lounging on the sun-drenched coast of southern France, hiking Argentina's foothills, or diving into the clear waters of Greece.

2011-04-14 09:17:00

LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WineMatch.com is raising the bar once again in its proprietary wine profiling and matching system. The Winery Direct-to-Consumer Model (W2C) has been enhanced through the integration of Social Media.

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2011-04-14 10:50:00

In a blind taste test of wine drinkers, the average person could not tell high-end wine from plonk, or cheap wine.

2011-04-13 21:39:43

Researchers are reporting discovery of a scientific basis for extending the shelf life of beer so that it stays fresh and tastes good longer.

2011-04-11 21:45:47

The mere taste of something extremely bitter—even if you don't swallow it at all—is enough to cause that dreaded feeling of nausea and to set your stomach churning.

2011-04-07 12:53:16

NIH-funded scientists report findings on olfactory clues to Alzheimer's disease, the sweet taste of anticipation, and the impact of autoimmune diseases on taste during research meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla.

2011-04-06 21:51:13

Following years of futile attempts, new research from the Monell Center demonstrates that living human taste cells can be maintained in culture for at least seven months.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.