Space wine: Does it taste better? – News Review 2022

May 29, 2022



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.

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Video chapters:
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

The story
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:
top-notch
excellent quality

After a series of top-notch performances, France won the World Cup.
With a wine that good, you really need some top-notch cheese.
savour
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.
poring over
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

Test your understanding on our website at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-17/session-188

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41 Comments
  1. Reply
    Илья Горих May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Neil you are good fellow but you should go to hairdresser. Your old haircut was better). BTW It would be very useful if you explain pronounciation of similar words, for example "savour" and "saviour", because of it may be confused

  2. Thank you/

  3. Neil turning into a lion/

  4. Reply
    Алекc Флинт May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Please turn on automatic subtitles.

  5. Amazing. Thank you

  6. Top-notch video! Fantastic!

  7. We all need top-notch medical support to handle covid.

  8. I love listening to your podcast on my way to work. I can't find the quizzes on your website, could you send me the link please ?

  9. what i certenly learned from watching this channel's video is "click the link".

  10. Pls, make a tutorial about Gerund.

  11. Your both Explanation was top-notch

  12. Thank you! Hello from Ukraine)

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    Violetta Chernishova May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Many hearty thanks for your amazing video ! ❤💐 See you soon ! 💗🎑

  14. Love this channel

  15. Thank you teacher

  16. Reply
    Oyunjargal Lamjav May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks a lot from Mongolia

  17. We have:
    Top-notch(adj): execellent quality
    Savour or savor: to enjoy very slow and deliberate
    Poring over: Look very carefully in details

  18. Why is neil’s video so clear lol
    It’s like just in front of me
    Fine tech it is
    World is getting better isnt it

  19. News review is a top-notch English learning programm. I savour every episode you guys presents. While I am watching videos, I am taking note. And then I pore over it, try to internalise those new words.

  20. ohh! I like the way to learn English! Maybe that's the time I can savor it w/ you !

  21. thanks a million for this top-notch video 💓

  22. I find the braised beef I make really top-notch.😉

  23. You guys are really poring over every topic for us to make things understable. 👍

  24. Reply
    د. فاضل باقر مطشر May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    i like your videos and i pore over each video you present

  25. Thanks for the video 🙏

  26. Reply
    Luis Enrique López Flores May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    Wow! Amazing program! I found them casually, because I want speak more better English and you are help me. Regards and hugs from Mexico City

  27. Reply
    Brigitte saint-pé May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    hello to both of you . Do you know this kind of red bottle wine costs between 1730 and 4320 £ each one…Château Petrus , the top-Notch !!!!! the creme de la creme…….I assure you that if I had one of this right now, I certainly wouldn't send it into the space , by no means. I would bust it out quickly …..

  28. Reply
    Nazmul's English Care May 29, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I fell in love with Katherine.I want to marry her. Wow, she is beautiful.

  29. Thank You 👍

  30. For example: I'm poring over my feelings of savouring that top-notch Swiss chocolate.

  31. Hello, from Turkey to the best channel. 😊

  32. Why english is inlogical?
    Writing something, Reading Something else.
    This doesn't happen in any other languages.

  33. Hai .. Kindly clarify me..If I write favor in BC IELTS I will loss my score or ??

  34. I really enjoy this topic, you're wonderful guys.Thanks a lot BBC Learning English.

  35. BBC learning English always provides top-notch videos to us. I really savour all of them, and pore over all vocabulary words I learned from each of videos.

  36. I love BBC Learning English

  37. This combination is my go to! I love it. I would like to say thank you from Japan to the BBC learning English team, because I managed to get 950 out of 990 scores in TOEIC exam the other day by watching 6 minutes English programs every single day!

  38. I would like to go to a top-notch restaurant and savour a bottle of wine and steak.

  39. I stumbled upon a top-notch BBC learning English video which I had to pore over while I was savouring my snack 🍿

  40. I wonder the human case🤔

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