November 22, 2011
Swirl and Taste: Physics for Wine Snobs
Daniel Strain, Science Now
Meet the new flavor of wine: fruity with a hint of fluid dynamics. Oenophiles have long gotten the best out of their reds by giving their glasses a swirl before sipping. A new study has revealed the physics behind that sloshing, showing that three factors may determine whether your merlot arcs smoothly or starts to splash.
TAGGED: fluid dynamics, wine