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Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:02 pm

Last night I was with some wine newbie friends to taste and discuss wine. After explaining the reason that crackers are often served at tastings to cleanse the palate, one person asked what is used to cleanse the nose. I read that there is something to sniff between tastes to refresh one's olfactory sense, but for the life of me, I can't remember what it was. I've never seen it done. Do you know what it is?

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Re: Nose cleansing

by Dale Williams » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:17 pm

I've never heard of that, and can't imagine why it would be neccessary. Odors are by nature mostly volatile I'd think. There's no alcohol, no tannins. If the idea is to neutralize I'd assume plain air would be best.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Redwinger » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:42 pm

Cocaine?
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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:43 pm

I agree, Dale, and what I read was something really odd. I remember being very skeptical of it at the time, but now I can't remember what it was, or the source. Wish I had saved it to discuss here. You snooze you lose..or in the case, you sniff you lose. :roll:

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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:52 pm

Redwinger wrote:Cocaine?


Does that work, Winger?
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Doug Surplus » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:54 pm

Page Springs Cellars here in AZ has small dishes of coffee beans in the tasting room for this purpose.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Dale Williams » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:18 pm

Doug Surplus wrote:Page Springs Cellars here in AZ has small dishes of coffee beans in the tasting room for this purpose.


From CT :lol:
Red 2008 Page Springs Cellars El Serrano
Tasting Room (Page Spring Cellars, AZ): Dark robust earth floor, cinnamon and light roast coffee.

(seriously, there are lots of TNs for winery, that's the only coffee one I saw)
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Gary Kahle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:49 pm

I know folks who use coffee beans.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:10 pm

Coffee beans!! That's it! Thanks, Doug and Gary!
That seems counterintuitive to me; wouldn't that strong, specific aroma linger? I guess I'll have to try it myself.

Thanks for solving the mystery.

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Re: Nose cleansing

by Steve Edmunds » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:28 pm

for the real insiders, I'd ask Nettie Pott! :mrgreen:
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Re: Nose cleansing

by David Creighton » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:28 pm

just smell a glass of water. it works fine.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Lou Kessler » Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:39 pm

JuliaB wrote:
Redwinger wrote:Cocaine?


Does that work, Winger?

Well if it doesn't I'm sure you wont give a damn. If the guvimint is reading this, what I said in the last sentence remember I'm just supposin. :wink:
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Doug Surplus » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:59 pm

Dale Williams wrote:
Doug Surplus wrote:Page Springs Cellars here in AZ has small dishes of coffee beans in the tasting room for this purpose.


From CT :lol:
Red 2008 Page Springs Cellars El Serrano
Tasting Room (Page Spring Cellars, AZ): Dark robust earth floor, cinnamon and light roast coffee.

(seriously, there are lots of TNs for winery, that's the only coffee one I saw)


I don't recall any coffee notes in that wine (I'm in their wine club and receive at least one bottle of the current vintage of El Serrano every year). But then, I haven't tasted El Serrano in the tasting room since about 2005, when they barely had a room, let alone a nose cleanser.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:17 pm

Steve Edmunds wrote:for the real insiders, I'd ask Nettie Pott! :mrgreen:


I was waiting for Nettie to appear! :lol:
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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:18 pm

Lou Kessler wrote:
JuliaB wrote:
Redwinger wrote:Cocaine?


Does that work, Winger?

Well if it doesn't I'm sure you wont give a damn. If the guvimint is reading this, what I said in the last sentence remember I'm just supposin. :wink:


"If" they're reading this?? Hanging on every word! :wink:
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Bob Henrick » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:32 pm

Steve Edmunds wrote:for the real insiders, I'd ask Nettie Pott! :mrgreen:



LOL! really loudly! Steve, I need some rosé, if I can afford it! :D
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Steve Edmunds » Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:10 pm

Bob; alas...all gone!
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Re: Nose cleansing

by Oliver McCrum » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:42 pm

Steve Edmunds wrote:for the real insiders, I'd ask Nettie Pott! :mrgreen:


I agree, particularly if you have allergies.
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Re: Nose cleansing

by JuliaB » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:29 am

Steve Edmunds wrote:Bob; alas...all gone!


Steve,
Did you see my coup posted on FB? Bone-Jolly in the clearance bin?? I couldn't snatch them up fast enough!

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