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You’re on your way to Italy, preparing en-route with a mid-flight glass of your favorite Chianti, but something is off. You swear the wine tastes nothing like the glasses you’ve sipped at home or at your favorite restaurant in Little Italy, even though it’s the same exact wine! You’re not crazy; your method of transportation is to blame. Food and drinks taste different on flights, and this isn’t just because of their sometimes freeze-dried or vacuum-sealed state. We had a major “aha!” moment when we read this article from Travel + Leisure explaining the science behind this mid-flight flavor transformation.