How do you consume wine?

Wine is quintessentially anthropomorphic – it is imbued with humanlike characteristics, motivations, intentions, or emotions. Epley et al. 2007 Wine is experimental, social, cultural and can be educational. Wine is, after all, a definitively human phenomenon, made by people for people to experience and joy. The main question of this post is how do youContinue reading “How do you consume wine?”

Sensory analysis, smell and social prejudice.

I was here thinking about how much my preferences have changed over the years regarding wines. Wine has always been present in my life. In my home my mother used to consume wine at meals on weekends and also when we received visits. As soon as I reached the legal drinking age, I began myContinue reading “Sensory analysis, smell and social prejudice.”

Have you heard about PIWI?

First of all, according to PIWI International, PIWI is a German acronym for Pilzwiderstandsfähige Rebsorten and stands for fungus resistant grape varieties. These were created by crossing European grape varieties and American fungus resistant varietals.  Most of them still are known as hybrids or interspecific varietals and were first used in France from 1880 to 1935.Continue reading “Have you heard about PIWI?”

Brief essay on the influence of global warming on wine production and the price of land.

Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde. Despite the inept opinion of some not-so-brilliant minds like Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, who believes that climate change is a scientific dogma influenced by a Marxist culture that wants to disrupt the West and favor China (a thesis published in his personal blog inContinue reading “Brief essay on the influence of global warming on wine production and the price of land.”