What is a Vinotype?

Vinotype was introduced by Tim Hanni. There are four different Vinotypes: Sweet, Hyper-Sensitive, Sensitive, and Tolerant. Your Vinotype is a sum of physiological and psychological factors that determine your unique wine preferences and values. To understand more, vinotype comes from the scentific word phenotype.

According to Encyclopedia Brittannica, “phenotype is all the observable characteristics of an organism that result from the interaction of its genotype (total genetic inheritance) with the environment. Examples of observable characteristics include behaviour, biochemical properties, colour, shape, and size.”

People with more taste buds are able to taste bitterness more easily and tend to dislike coffee and vegetables as a kid. Have you ever heard someone tell you that you like something no because your taste buds changed? Taste buds don’t really change until you are older when they start to shrink. But change such as environment, people you are with, and memories can also influence your taste buds. You change just as an animal would change its color to avoid predators.

Watch this video below from the developer of Vinotyping, Tim Hanni, explain the concept.

Through research about Vinotypes, I have learned that I am a Sensitive Vinotype. Take the quiz below and find out which Vinotype you are.

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