Wine School of Philadelphia

What the Nose Knows – A Review

If I were to describe a wine as boasting a nose with hints of geosmin (damp earth), phenylethyl alcohol (rosy scent), some methylthiobutryate (feces), and a lingering waft of androstenone (truffle) in the finish, you would rightly think that I was full of said methylthiobutryate.

Lucky for us, Avery Gilbert isn’t.  And his book What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life is one truly delightful and enlightening book.

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