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$12 Million Study Discovers Unusual Flavor in Wine

From the May 22, 2009 issue of The Week: (It was a good week for) nuance, after a six-year, $12 million scientific study identified the...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  May 16th 2009


From the May 22, 2009 issue of The Week:

(It was a good week for) nuance, after a six-year, $12 million scientific study identified the flavors in New Zealand’s signature Sauvignon Blanc as a combination of passion fruit, asparagus, and cat’s pee. “If you had a whole lot of cat’s pee it obviously wouldn’t be great,” said researcher Sue Blackmore. “It’s amazing what a little can do.”