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Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why Champagne and Oysters Pair So Well

1 month ago   |   By Vine Pair

While some skeptics reduce flavor pairings to trend and tradition, it can be difficult to strike a balance on those terms alone.
Luckily, a recent scientific report led by Charlotte Vinther Schmidt, Karsten Olsen, and Ole G. Mouitsen zeroed in on the one combo that really matters: Champagne and oysters.
On Nov. 18, the team published their findings and finally solved the mystery of why the rich enjoy the rich flavor pairing. Turns out, it all comes down to umami .
According to Mouitsen , umami-taste can be filed along with flavor profiles like sweet and salty and “is one of the five basic...
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