Meet Miss Louisa Belle, a 7-year-old bloodhound dog with an unnatural talent of sniffing out fine wine. Her owners, Michelle Edwards and Daniel Fischl, regularly uses her nose to test the wines at their label Linnaea in Melbourne, Victoria.
Daniel tells The Herald Sun that Miss Louisa knows if a glass or barrel of wine is off due to tainted corks just by raising a nostril at it. Miss Louisa’s super sensitive nose can also sniff out mildew leaves on vines and faulty corks. This is to ensure that the wines that do end up on the shelves are always top notch.”Most wineries rely on the human nose but that is time-consuming, costly and nowhere near as reliable as Belle, whose nose is 2000 times more sensitive than ours.”
(Source: hounddogsrunning, via feelinghellastabby)