Are Women Better Wine Tasters Than Men?

Wouldn’t that be nice. Alas, there’s no scientific proof that women are categorically superior to men when it comes to wine tasting. According to Dr. Ann Noble, who, until her retirement, was one of the leading sensory scientists in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California at Davis, women do not have better sensory skills but they may have better language skills. Noble theorizes that, because women spend more time in the kitchen and at the market working with food, they have “larger aroma libraries in their brains” and are therefore more adept at describing what they taste.

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