Scientists sent twelve bottles of wine to the International Space Station for over a year to study the effects of zero gravity on wine. Wine experts said the wine which had been to space appeared to mature more quickly than the same wine that had been left on Earth. Neil and Catherine have the vocabulary you need to talk about this story.
0:00 – Introduction
0:39 – Story
1:52 – Headline 1: Château Pétrus: does a case of top-notch Bordeaux really taste different after being in Space?
4:47 – Headline 2: Experts savour £4,000 bottle of wine that spent a year in space – and reveal what it tastes like
7:47 – Headline 3: Scientists Pouring Over Results Of Experiment To Blast Wine Into Space
10:28 – Language summary
What happens when this kind of wine when they get older is you get lovely floral aromatics, truffle aromatics – so like, you know, violet, peony, all that kind of stuff.
And that was more obvious to me in the wine that had been in space.
Key words and phrases:
After a series of top-notch performances, France won the World Cup.
With a wine that good, you really need some top-notch cheese.
enjoy in a slow and deliberate way
You’d better savour that drink because it’s the last one for a while!
Beating our closest rivals was a victory I savoured.
looking at something carefully and in detail
She was poring over her revision notes the night before her exam.
Detectives pored over the evidence looking for clues
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