Tag Archives: Taste

• What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

What 170 Year Old Beer From a Shipwreck Really Tasted Like

Back in 2010, divers off the coast of Finland stumbled upon some astonishingly old booze: champagne and beer preserved underwater in a 170-year-old shipwreck. Naturally, they had a taste. But now scientists are back with a rigorous chemical analysis of the beers. In the initial taste tests, the beer was so sour no one would […]

• The Science of Skunky Beer (and how to prevent it)

The Science of Skunky Beer (and how to prevent it)

With October just a few days away, beer lovers are buzzing in anticipation. But there’s bad news: Even though it’s cool and breezy out, your beer can still get skunked. Although many think that “skunking,” or the phenomenon of beer developing a putrid taste and smell, is caused by heat, it’s actually caused by light […]

• Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide

Is Booze Tasty, or Bitter? Your Genes Decide

Whether or not you like the taste of alcohol may be in your genes, new research suggests. In the study, people with one version of a bitterness taste receptor gene said they found an alcoholic drink to be less bitter-tasting than those with a different version of the gene, according to the findings published today […]

• Want that wine to taste better? Add a pinch of this.

Want that wine to taste better? Add a pinch of this.

Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft’s former chief strategist and chief technology officer, has a tip to make a glass of red wine taste better: Add a pinch of salt. Myhrvold — who holds degrees in mathematics, geophysics and space physics from UCLA, a doctorate in theoretical and mathematical physics and a master’s degree in mathematical economics from […]

• The taste of your wine is really in your nose

The taste of your wine is really in your nose

If you’ve had a glass of wine with friends, odds are someone has described at as oaky. And perhaps you’ve heard a white wine described as having notes of green pepper. None of that happens because someone tossed a bell pepper into the wine as it was being fermented. Rather, it happens because of unique […]

• Maintaining clean beer lines ensures tap taste quality

Maintaining clean beer lines ensures tap taste quality

Beer line cleaning entrepreneur ensures that taste is quality. Caught in a job layoff when the nation’s economy tanked, Willie Priaulx found a new career in a really lousy glass of beer. Priaulx (pronounced PREE-oh) founded Draught Line, a tap beer line cleaning business, about a year ago. That bad beer was served up during […]

• Sweet, Sour Vinegar Cocktails Invade Bars

Sweet, Sour Vinegar Cocktails Invade Bars

Health fiends know that you can make a mean detox-tonic with apple cider vinegar, but vinegar is no longer just for wellness mavens.  Vinegar is popping up in cocktails  everywhere these days, promising a new flavor experience in your remixed drink. The vinegar in these cocktails is mixed with fresh fruit and sugar to mitigate […]

• Wine Critics More Sensitive to Flavors Buyers Can’t Taste

Wine Critics More Sensitive to Flavors Buyers Can’t Taste

The flavors described so effusively by top wine critics may not be shared by consumers who buy products based on their opinions, a researcher suggests. Winemakers and critics surveyed in Canada were found to be much better able to sense a test chemical as intensely bitter, compared with average consumers who weren’t bothered by the […]

• Alcohol is more appealing when loud music is playing, claims new research

Alcohol is more appealing when loud music is playing, claims new research

Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing – which may be why we drink more in clubs, a study has found. The finding has ‘implications for bars, the drinks industry and local authorities’, said psychologist Dr Lorenzo Stafford who carried out the unique research. ‘Since humans have an innate  preference for sweetness, these findings […]

• Beer for Space Tourists: More Taste, Fewer Wet Burps

Beer for Space Tourists: More Taste, Fewer Wet Burps

NASA may still frown upon knocking back a cold one during spaceflight, but Australians can now sample the world’s first beer designed for consumption by high-flying space tourists. The Australian brew, called Vostok “4 Pines Stout” Space Beer, contains both high flavor and low carbonation. Its rich chocolate and caramel flavor aims to remedy a […]

• Research into bitter beer taste could help increase shelf life

Research into bitter beer taste could help increase shelf life

German scientists claim that new research into the main substances that cause beer to deteriorate over time could unlock secrets to extending shelf life. New research from Munich could help beer keep for longer Writing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Thomas Hofmann and colleagues at the Technical University of Munich sought to […]

• Can you describe wine in two words?

Can you describe wine in two words?

“I’M not one to go overboard in describing the myriad aromas and flavors in a glass of wine. In fact, most of the gaudy descriptions found in tasting notes will not help a whit to understand the character of a bottle of wine or to anticipate the experience of drinking it. While it may seem […]

• Drink Eco-Good Liquor & A Tree Grows in the Forest

Drink Eco-Good Liquor & A Tree Grows in the Forest

By BoozeNews reporter D.R. Stewart While it would be nice if people did good things altruistically, you can get more people to contribute when there’s a little something-something in it for them. Greenbar Collective (formerly Modern Spirits) falls under this category. Greenbar’s product is eco-good and tastes good. The Collective has these environmentally sound principles […]