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:

http://www.winemag.com/April-2014/Spring-Clean-Your-Palate/index.php/cparticle/1

 

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Has anyone had experience with any of these?