• ‘How to taste wine is really how to smell it' - a sommelier reveals all

    4 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    Working in France sparked Ruth Spivey's move from modelling into a career in food, then wine. Here, she explains how her palate has developed, and the importance of smell in getting the most out of a tasting It was while I was working as a model in my 20s that I discovered a real love of wine, and realised how important the nose is in my ability to taste. But I certainly wouldn't have guessed that wine would become my passion and career. Before that, if I'm honest, wine was not a big part of my life at all. Growing up, my parents would buy the odd cheap bottle if someone was coming for...
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