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Blog Spot: Glass Petal Smoke

Posted: September 5, 2007

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Some wines possess outstanding floralcy, causing one to pause and reflect on beauty which anoints the taste buds. There are stunning bouquets in wine that seem to transform the soul as they are drank. In this blog, the floral virtues of Beaumes de Venise, Lucien Albrecht Gewürztraminer, Quady Elysium, Trimbach Mirabelle Brandy and Belvoir Elderflower Cordial are extolled. Additional recommendations with regard to complementary desserts and wearable fragrances emphasize olfactive and gustatory connections.

Developing Your Sense of Taste and Smell

In a culture obsessed with celebrity chefs and unknown flavor and fragrance practices, it is not easy for the aspiring gourmand to develop a personal vocabulary for the sense of smell and taste. Here the readers of Glass Petal Smoke are instructed on the ways in which one can independently cultivate these skills—which are not restricted to professionals. The article includes links to flavor wheels for beer, coffee, chocolate, maple syrup and wine. These resources can be utilized by readers to conduct satisfying, independent studies.