How To Develop Your Palate Like An Expert
Blog post for The Good Pub Guide
First published in June 2018.
Our sense of taste is hugely dependent on our sense of smell. And it doesn’t stop in front of our lips. Aromas travel from inside our mouth back up into our nose all the time adding body, depth, and colour to the flavour sensations our tongue sends up to our brain.
This post draws on my expertise as a Beer Sommelier.
We do all this is because beer tastes better when you take the time to notice it. I’m not saying you need to sit in silent reverence, notebook in hand, ignoring your mates round the table. But the little bit of anticipation created by this ritual can definitely enhance your enjoyment of a beer, and it only takes a moment.