If you’ve wondered why the man in your life can’t taste the difference between a screw top bottle of wine from the drugstore and an aged merlot from your wine cellar, rest assured he is not alone. Women have been known to have more sensitive palettes that can detect subtle flavors better than men can. Women have more taste buds than men, which gives them greater sensitivity to sweet, sour, salty and bitter flavors .
This ultra refined palette is what has led many to believe women are better beer tasters and winemakers. The makers of Miller and Coors, Pilsner Urquell, Peroni and Grolsch are so convinced of this that they have hired more and more female tastetesters, believing that they are better able to detect chemicals that make beer skunky.
So ladies, next time you whip up a scrumptious meal and need a taste tester, remember he may not be the best judge!