The oral somatosensory property of a wine is synonymous with its:

A. sense of creaminess

B. spiciness

C. smell

D. mouthfeel


A wine’s oral somatosensory property is to mouthfeel. Scientists have long known that while we may think we like a wine for its flavors (“like cherries,” “lemony” and so on), a key driver of our perceptions and preferences is how the wine feels.

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