Tasting pesticides in wine


Caro Feely, who wrote this article on organic viticulture, her specialist subject, reviews a book on pesticide residues in wine and suggests glyphosate may not be the real target. 

Gilles-Éric Séralini, professor and researcher at the University of Caen and a specialist in pesticides and GMO research, and chef Jérôme Douzelet, describe their researches into how pesticides change the taste of wine in Le goût des pesticides dans le vin (The taste of pesticides in wine), recently published, in French, by Actes Sud.

The pair began researching the idea and tasting wines in 2014, starting with a tasting...