New science sheds light on taste of wine

  • 28/09/2015
New science sheds light on taste of wine

Scientists have discovered tiny organisms that live in soil can influence the flavour of your glass of vino.

"What they found is there's a lot of difference based on a special microbe or a yeast that actually is found not only in the soil but that grows on the surface of the grape and that can make a huge difference in the taste," says Dr Michelle Dickinson of the University of Auckland.

"Tiny genetic difference in that same yeast because of its location can make a huge difference…enough that you can subtly taste the difference in the wine."

Watch the video for the full interview.


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