wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

trigeminal

The trigeminal nerve is the fifth, very sensitive cranial nerve of the facial skull. It owes its name to the fact that it is divided into three main branches, one of which also has olfactory functions. It conveys tactile (concerning the sense of touch) sensations of the facial region, which are perceived on the mucous membranes of the oral cavity and the nose when drinking wine or alcohol. These are irritative sensations of a physical rather than chemical nature. The trigeminal stimuli are a partial aspect of haptic perception. They are not typical olfactory or gustatory sens ations, although the effects are relatively strongly involved in the overall impression.

Voices of our members

Hans-Georg Schwarz

As honorary chairman of the Domäne Wachau, it is the easiest and quickest way for me to access the wein.plus encyclopaedia when I have questions. The certainty of receiving well-founded and up-to-date information here makes it an indispensable guide.

Hans-Georg Schwarz
Ehrenobmann der Domäne Wachau (Wachau)

The world's largest Lexicon of wine terms.

25,903 Keywords · 46,875 Synonyms · 5,330 Translations · 31,240 Pronunciations · 179,694 Cross-references
made with by our author Norbert F. J. Tischelmayer. About the Lexicon

EVENTS NEAR YOU