olfactory examination


olfactory examination

Etichetta di dominio


Etichetta grammaticale



To judge the intensity, complexity and quality of a wine's aroma, and subsequently to identify and describe the character of the specific odours of which it is composed. 1


When you stop swirling, and the tears are falling, it's time to take the next step: smelling. Agitating the wine vaporizes it, and the thin sheet of liquid on the sides of the glass evaporates rapidly; the result is an intensification of the aromas. If the glass narrows at the top, the aromas are further concentrated. Stick your nose right into the bowl and inhale.
There's no consensus about the proper sniffing technique. Some advocate two or three quick inhalations; others prefer one deep, sharp sniff. […] The goal is to draw the aromas deep into the nose, to bring them into contact with the olfactory mucosa and thence to the olfactory bulb, where the sensations are registered and deciphered. 2


The next step is to briefly go over thebasics of wine evaluation: a visual examination, an olfactory examination and, finally, an examination of the taste. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

UK [ɒlˈfakt(ə)ri ɛgˌzæmɪˈneɪʃən], US [ɑlˈfækt(ə)ri

Sinonimi e Antonimi

Synonym: aromatic evaluation. 5


Olfactory: 1650s, from L. olfactorius, from olfactus, pp. of olfacere "to get the smell of, sniff," from olere "give off a smell of" + facere "make".

Examination: late 14c., "action of testing or judging; judicial inquiry," from O.Fr. examinacion, from L. examinationem (nom. examinatio), noun of action from pp. stem of esaminare. 6

Etichetta di paese

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, CdL Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Mon Feb 7 20:50:41 2011

Martina Simonetta, rev. Chiara Barbagianni


1 : http://www.color-odor-sapor.com/evaluation_odor_en.html, (27/01/2011)

2 : http://www.winespectator.com/webfeature/show/id/The-ABCs-of-Wine-Tasting_3217, (27/01/2011)

3 : Harrington, Robert J., Food and Wine Pairing: A Sensory Experience, Hoboken (New Jersey), John Wiley & Sons, 2008, p. 23.

4 : http://www.oed.com/, (27/01/2011)

5 : http://www.color-odor-sapor.com/evaluation_odor_en.html, (27/01/2011)

6 : http://www.etymonline.com/, (27/01/2011)

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