The rise of the robo-sommelier
August 3rd, 2011
10:30 AM ET
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Scientists in Spain say they have developed an electronic "tongue" that can identify different types of the Spanish sparkling wine cava - a task more usually left to the skilled palate of the sommelier.

Using sensor systems and mathematical processes, the electronic tongue can currently distinguish between three types of cava - brut nature, brut and medium dry - researchers at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona say.

But they hope with proper training, it will soon be able to pick out all types of cava on the market, in the same way a human sommelier might, and quantify how much sugar each contains.

Read Brut or sweet? Spain gets electronic 'tongue' to taste cava

But can a robot tell you how to sex up your bargain bottle?

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Eliot Spitzer

    Where is the electronic toungue available?
    How much is it? Who can I buy it from it?
    We need to know this type of information!

    August 3, 2011 at 10:54 am |
  2. AleeD

    And electronic "tongue."

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting. ~_~

    August 3, 2011 at 10:38 am |
    • MooLicka

      NAUGHTY !!

      August 3, 2011 at 10:45 am |
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