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Top 10 Romantic Wines

Making Scents of Pheromones

Domaine Drouhin 2011 Pinot Noir features fragrant aromas of raspberry, black cherry, cinnamon and brown sugar

The Best Wines for Romantic Occasions

It's no secret that wine is a catalyst and enabler of romance, but how it works is not so well-known. According to the research of Dr. Max Lake, author of the book Scents and Sensuality, the aromas of certain wines can spark arousal. In the case of some vino, aromas can replicate the scents of human pheromones (which signal attraction in the brain). In general, Lake found that the earthy scents of red wines (like leathery, musky, etc.) come closest to resembling male pheromones. Female pheromones are best represented by the earthy side (sweaty, yeasty, doughy, etc.), in white and sparkling wines. Chosen for their complex, earthy aromas, GAYOT's Top 10 Romantic Wines are sure to put you and your partner in the mood for love.

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