Bugs in your wine

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Bugs in your wine

Post by Witness » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:20 am

New research suggests that bacteria and fungi could be as important in the expression of regionality as soil and climate.
By Rebecca Gibb | Posted Tuesday, 26-Nov-2013

Wine geeks may wish to consider the influence of microbes such as Botryotinia fuckeliana when discussing the classic terroir characteristics of their next glass of Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Central Coast cabernet.

You might think that the subjective concept of terroir – or sense of place – was already laden with enough variables, from soil and grape to climate and human intervention. But findings published in the latest edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggest that "microbial terroir" could soon be another essential element.

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And it's B. fuckeliana! :lmao:

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Re: Bugs in your wine

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:41 am

Well of course. Soil contains lots of bacteria and fungi. It's an organic smorgasbord for microbes. I always assumed those were included as part of the "soil".
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Re: Bugs in your wine

Post by WildCat » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:26 pm

It's all bullshit anyway. In double blind tests the so-called wine experts can't tell shit from shinola.
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Re: Bugs in your wine

Post by Witness » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:26 am

WildCat wrote:It's all bullshit anyway. In double blind tests the so-called wine experts can't tell shit from shinola.

Yes, there are lots of Web pages on the subject, but I'm dubious (and, alas, both ways!).

May I suggest a simple experiment: buy two bottles in the same price range. Open both, pour in identical glasses, sip. Do you notice a difference by direct comparison? Tell us the result!