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Definition: Palate Fatigue

When tasting lots on wine consecutively, if all of a sudden, all of the wines you've been sampling seem to taste the same. Then you may be experiencing palate fatigue. Most wine lovers assume that it occurs when your nose and taste buds get tired. But researchers believe it's your brain, not your palate, that's growing weary. So if you're ever trying a few wines and you find them beginning to all taste alike, take a break, walk around, and let your mind rest for a few minutes. When you go back to tasting, your palate will be as good as new.

Source: Wine Lover's 2012 Calendar (Page a Day Calendar)

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What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

Source: All About Wine Calendar - Richard Nidel

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