A hot day, a shady spot, and a glass of cool, white wine.
Sauvingnon blanc, preferably, with the key flavours of passionfruit, asparagus and a hint of cats pee.
I’ve heard alcohol called piss before, I’ve heard of people who overindulge described as pissed, but this is the first time I’ve come across scientific verification that wine taste like that.
The isolation of cat’s pee, asparagus and passion fruit compounds are just some of the findings of the sauvignon blanc project – a joint study by Lincoln University, Plant and Food, and Auckland University
The six year, $13 million project will help improve the quality of the product, as well as improve overseas sales – a market worth almost a billion dollars in 2008.
I’ll take their word for it and I’m not going to ask know how they know what cats’ pee tastes like.
But if I was in marketing I think I’d be emphasising the fruit flavours in preference to the feline one;