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Taste buds are taste buds. Just how do you train them?

You train your brain to recognize what your taste buds (and, actually, your nose) are telling you. Next you're going to claim, from first principles, that Oenology cannot exist.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan

by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 02:47:12 PM EST
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Exactly. thank you

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 02:56:03 PM EST
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Like learning to appreciate music or poetry - ears are ears and words are words, not only is training not necessary, it doesn't add anything to appreciation. Right? Uh... Wrong.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 03:07:56 PM EST
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"that Oenology cannot exist."

Exactly. That's what I am talking about. When you try to break an experience down to its components, you have lost the experience. Beer is an 'ahhh' experience and you know when you have a great beer when you get it. Otherwise, trying to insert some cognitive analysis into tasting beer invariably distorts it.

You Europeans here are all alike: you believe that you're a think tank capable of resolving everything including taste through some kind of analysis.

And don't ask me why I bother trying to teach you. It is just impossible.


by shergald on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 04:19:45 PM EST
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And don't ask me why I bother trying to teach you

Wait -- THAT'S what you're doing?!?

Maybe we can eventually make language a complete impediment to understanding. -Hobbes

by Izzy (izzy at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 04:30:43 PM EST
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Viola, viola. That's a French translation for the good ol' American, 'fucking A.' Sometimes we just don't beat around the bush. Right Helen?

by shergald on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 04:58:11 PM EST
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Yes, that you're a f'in A and proud of it has been pretty obvious for a while.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Aug 7th, 2010 at 04:59:52 PM EST
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