The Science of Tasting

Updated: Nov 25, 2021

The 5 (7) Senses

So hopefully we can all agree that we have 5 Senses - I won't get into the

wider discussion regarding the 6th and 7th senses.

I'm not talking about ESP but about the Vestibular sense and Proprioception.

If you wish to find out more about these then I highly recommend google – As they have very little impact on tasting I'm not going to do all the work for you.

So how do these 5 Senses affect our relationship with wine?

Within these 5 Senses we have some that are Dominant and some that are Passive, Primary and Secondary or Active and Inactive - call them what you wish.