Sip a Chardonnay, but guzzle your Riesling.

The amount of wine sipped can dramatically alter how it tastes. Researchers claim small sips are ideal for enjoying flavours in Chardonnay, while larger gulps are best for Reislings. They say the variations in taste are caused by the differing amount of chemicals released according to the volume of the mouthful.

For instance, a small sip of white wine will produce almond and wood flavours, while a large sip of the same wine will taste of citrus.