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Is an Ultrasound Wine Tasting Helmet in Your Future?

kaleokahu Jan 14, 2014 02:17 PM


  1. Bill Hunt Jan 17, 2014 06:17 PM

    I think that it would be a good addition for drinking the wines from the Japanese chemistry lab, that stated they could create the greatest wines known to mankind, though only chemistry. Somehow, most tasters declared that the "numerically correct wine" was not worth drinking. Maybe with the correct helmet, it would be?


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    1. re: Bill Hunt
      kaleokahu Jan 19, 2014 08:00 PM

      Hi, Hunt:

      If you read the article, it has significance in the science of sensory perception. The phenomenon is not creating or altering the wine, only (at the right ultrasound directed at te right place inside the skull) enhancing taste perceptions. The implication being that the helmeted taster might well have finer discernment than s/he would, sans chapeau.


      1. re: kaleokahu
        Bill Hunt Jan 21, 2014 07:38 PM

        I use something like this:

        1. re: Bill Hunt
          kaleokahu Jan 21, 2014 08:26 PM

          Hi, Hunt:

          Hmmmm... Either your sip tube is facing backward or... is it a... sparging line?

          But I like it as an avatar.


          1. re: kaleokahu
            JAB Jan 22, 2014 07:08 AM

            Sip tube? Directly thru the cranium.

            1. re: JAB
              kaleokahu Jan 22, 2014 11:10 AM

              As long as it's beer OUT, and not gas In...

        2. re: kaleokahu
          Bill Hunt Jan 21, 2014 07:47 PM

          Using the principles of Phrenology, here is my profile:

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