Study says pricey wine buyers are wasting their money3/7/2012
Here's good news for fans of Two Buck Chuck and other bargain-priced wines. A Penn State study discovered that, unless you're already a wine connoisseur, most of us can't appreciate the nuances that pour out of an expensive bottle. "What we found is that the fundamental taste ability of an expert is different," Dr. John Hayes said. Hayes told NPR that he examined "hundreds of wine drinkers" and discovered that experts (winemakers, professional tasters and retailers) were 40 percent more sensitive to subtleties in taste. Other researchers did suggest that if you take the time to sample a large variety of wines, you may develop a better palate. We'll start drinking to that!
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