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THE STRANGE SCENTS OF WINE: FROM NAIL POLISH TO CAT PEE

During the olfactory analysis of wine, the sommeliers often evoke bizarre scents, that make them sound like aliens, a bit boastful.

Let me make some example: the scent of some New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon, reminds us of green pepper salad, we then describe the Rhine Riesling Mosel as wines with a strong smell of hydrocarbons and gunpowder, and in red wines, aged in barrels for a long time, we can perceive hints of nail polish. At the height of strangeness, in some French wines, particularly in Sauvignon blanc, we smell "cat pee".

Wine smells like cat pee or nail polish

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wine tasting for ESN STUDENTS

Milan: wine tasting, in English, for my ESN friends, in That's Prosciutto location.

I've got a lot of great memories in this place. Just one year ago,  I have conducted a wine tasting to a group of Erasmus students.

Remeber my lesson: Wine is a pleasure, if you are drunk what pleasure is?

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pasta alla Norma typical Italian food and wine in Sicily

Italy, Sicily island, Acitrezza. In a restaurant by the sea, the scent of orange blossom and salty, the gaze lost in the breathtaking landscape of black lava layered over the centuries, from Etna to the sea. 

The strong and refreshing acidity of carricante grapes, wipes my mouth from greasy fried aubergines and its good aromatic finish (PAI), will balance the taste-olfactory persistence of pasta alla Norma.

Try the typical Italian wine and food in Sicily island, enjoy sea, sun, views and perfumes, Italy can offer to you! 

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