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Wines have distinct smells and subtle flavors. The olfactory sense
can identify 10,000 different odors, but the gustatory sense can
classify only 5 tastes.
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1.
How can a w ine taster
distinguish betw een different varieties of
w ine, such as a M erlot and a Cabernet?
2.
Explain w hy a w ine taster w ould have
to drink w ater in betw een w ines or have
a cracker to cleanse the palate. W hat do
these actions do for the olfactory or gusta-
tory process? H ow w ould they help the
w ine taster's ability to distinguish wines?
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