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Cornell Food Scientists Are Helping To Uncork The Mystery Of 'Brett' Aroma In Wines

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March 18, 1998
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It makes wine smell like a barn, wet leather, horse sweat, or burned beans. It is called "brett," and it produces an often-pungent aroma in wine. Scientists at Cornell University are starting to unravel the chemical mysteries that produce the curious aroma found in fermented beverages like wine and beer.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- It makes wine smell like a barn, wet leather, horse sweat, or burned beans. It is called "brett," and it produces an often-pungent aroma in wine.


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Cornell University. (1998, March 18). Cornell Food Scientists Are Helping To Uncork The Mystery Of 'Brett' Aroma In Wines. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 15, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/03/980318075314.htm
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