Shana Speaks Wine

Wine Marketing Consultant and Journalist

Drinking out loud. 

Palate Cleansers

Earlier this month, I spent a week bouncing around Northern Italy, wine tasting (and eating) my way through Verona, Alto Adige and Franciacorta. The marathon days of tastings, sometimes up to four producers a day, left me thinking about how I can reset my palate during intense tasting periods like this.  Anyone who's ever gone into a perfume store knows that coffee beans can help reset your sense of smell when sampling numerous scents - what's the tasting equivalent?

I recently came across this article that offers up a few suggestions and I'm eager to give them a whirl:



Has anyone had experience with any of these?