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Mark Spivak

Quench! – Are Women Better Tasters?

There’s a mounting body of scientific evidence to indicate that women are better tasters than men—not just of wine, but also of beer, spirits, food and other things. The original research was done in 1999 at the Yale University School of Medicine by Dr. Linda Bartoshuk, who discovered that women have more taste receptors than men do; she formulated the now-famous theory of the “super taster.” Mark examines this issue from different angles, including personal experience as well as his own interviews with Dr. Bartoshuk. On Bizarre Beverage News, Mark explore the mystery of the most expensive bottle of rosé wine ever sold, cautions listeners about the tendency of the Coravin wine preservation system to explode, and delivers even stronger warnings about using a saber to open a bottle of Champagne.


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