Thursday, June 24, 2021

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It's interesting this book talks about Sommelier's and their phenomenal senses allude to their expertise in wine because I watched the movie "Uncorked" recently on Netflix and it shows the journey of becoming a Sommelier. The journey was very intense and this young man incountering trial an error. There's only about 167 of them in the world and the pass rate for their exams are very small at 3 percent. One of their exams is a blind test which means their tasting skills are very important. 

 Sommelier's are wine stewards' that are trained precisely in the knowledge of all things wine, and usually work in fine dining restaurants. Scientist believe their brains work on very high levels of activation in the right olfactory and memory parts of the brain. They also have a lower chance of getting alzheimers. The left hemisphere of the brain that processes analytical data is increased in activity which allows them to have a intellectual experience when tatsting the wine. 


  1. I had no idea this existed on Netflix. I will definitely be taking a look into it. I found it insane that their are only 167 sommeliers worldwide. I wonder if the elitism within the wine-tasting community makes it more difficult for people of color to break into. Because minorities are disproportionately effected by poverty and passed by for opportunity, it may have an effect. I see the subject of that documentary is a man of color. I am interested to see if that has an effect on his journey.