The Art And Science Of Blending

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Art Or Science?2019042620220304 (R4)Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? BARRY SMITH, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Today Barry talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

BARRY SMITH talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

Is blending an art or a science? BARRY SMITH asks why some blends work and others don't.

Art Or Science?20190426Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Today Barry talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

Barry Smith talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

Champagne2019042520220225 (R4)
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Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? BARRY SMITH, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Today, the art and science of blending champagne.

Producer David Edmonds

The art and science to blending champagne.

Is blending an art or a science? BARRY SMITH asks why some blends work and others don't.

Champagne20190425Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Today, the art and science of blending champagne.

Producer David Edmonds

The art and science to blending champagne

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

Perfume2019042420220218 (R4)
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Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? BARRY SMITH, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

In this programme, the link between music and blending perfume. Producer David Edmonds

BARRY SMITH investigates the art and science of making perfume.

Is blending an art or a science? BARRY SMITH asks why some blends work and others don't.

Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Barry Smith investigates the art and science of making perfume.

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

Perfume20190424Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

In this programme, the link between music and blending perfume. Producer David Edmonds

Barry Smith investigates the art and science of making perfume

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

Tea20190423Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

In this programme he uncovers the secrets to blending tea.

Barry Smith discovers the secret to blending tea.

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

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In this programme he uncovers the secrets to blending tea.

BARRY SMITH discovers the secret to blending tea.

Whisky2019042220220204 (R4)
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In this programme he heads to Scotland to discover the secrets to blending whisky.

Is blending whisky an art or a science?

01Whisky20190422Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

In this programme he heads to Scotland to discover the secrets to blending whisky.

Is blending whisky an art or a science?

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

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03Perfume20190424Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

In this programme, the link between music and blending perfume. Producer David Edmonds

Barry Smith investigates the art and science of making perfume

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.

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05Art Or Science?20190426Blending is a distinctly human act: other creatures don’t experiment in this way. So in this series we’re looking at four blended products – whisky, tea, perfume and champagne – to find out why we blend things, and why some blends work when others don’t. What do we hope to gain? What do we fear losing? And is blending an art … or a science? Barry Smith, a philosopher, tries to answer these questions by consuming rare teas, fine whiskies and perfect champagnes … so that you don’t have to.

Today Barry talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

Barry Smith talks to three blending experts about the art and science of blending.

Is blending an art or a science? Barry Smith asks why some blends work and others don't.