Latest Gustation Stories

2010-06-16 08:12:31

Low-salt foods may be harder for some people to like than others, according to a study by a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences food scientist.

2010-06-15 16:13:42

A hormone that helps to regulate blood sugar levels may also influence a person's sensitivity to sweet-tasting foods.

2010-06-09 11:06:00

ST. CLOUD, Minn., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you revolutionize the timeless tradition of wine tasting? Pair a charismatic cork dork with a media-savvy computer geek. That's what St.

2010-05-27 17:26:53

Researchers have discovered a chemical that specifically blocks people's ability to detect the bitter aftertaste that comes with artificial sweeteners such as saccharin.

2010-05-19 08:55:00

Wine aficionados are better able to resist misleading advertising if they are provided with accurate sensory descriptors, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.

2010-04-19 10:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Soma Beverage Company, leading beverage manufacturer and pioneer of the mintwater category, today announced the kickoff of The Very Short Video Contest, which invites fans of its all-natural Metromint beverages from across the U.S.

2010-03-08 09:40:00

There are five known tastes detected by the human tongue, -- sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami (a protein-rich taste found in foods like soy sauce) -- but according to Australian researchers a sixth taste may soon be added to that list.

2010-03-02 12:32:00

SEATTLE, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Wines of Washington Promotion, an interactive and integrated marketing agency based in Seattle, created special on- and off-premise, traffic building, point-of-purchase floor and end-aisle displays: (http://bit.ly/9srRXU) to celebrate March Washington State Wine Month at grocery stores, convenience stores and wine shops. Wines of Washington Promotion, working to help increase the brand awareness of Barnard Griffin, developed creative materials based around the...

2010-02-24 04:00:00

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A private wine tasting event this week will help benefit Wine to Water. Chef Michael Flores will donate his time by catering the wine tasting event, which anticipates up to 100 guests in attendance.

2010-02-10 14:10:00

New research from the Monell Center reports that children's response to intense sweet taste is related to both a family history of alcoholism and the child's own self-reports of depression.

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