28.04.2011 24.Nisan, 5771 Tag 9 des Omer
2 groundbreaking studies show that women consistently outperform men in matters of odor identification and smell, and thus make better wine tasters.
Quite apart from historical prejudice or religion, wine has always been seen as a men’s preserve. Work in the vineyard and winery was heavy, physical, and took up long, unsocial hours. As a result, the vineyard and winery became a place for men only.
Furthermore the enjoyment of wine became a man thing. There were men-only drinking clubs and tasting events where men gathered to share Parker scores and boast about which wines they had the previous night. In England the port was passed around the table, but only after the women had left the room….