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