Stink Bugs Can Change The Taste Of Your Wine

Bugs are everywhere, including most of the things we consume. New data reveals stink bugs, which have a fondness for grapes, can end up in wine. The issue is that when the bugs are under stress they release an odor, and that can result in stink-bug-flavored wine. New research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry finds that three stink bugs per grape cluster remain largely undetected in wine, but that pinot noir is especially vulnerable to the bugs’ offending compound, called trans-2-decenal (T2D). T2D is also found in cilantro, which people tend to either love or hate. The bugs aren’t native to the U.S. and are believed to have hitched a ride to North America from Asia. (Newser)