Is your sense of smell worth $8 million?

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Lloyd’s of London has insured the nose of winemaker Ilja Gort for $8 million. I’m with him on this one.

“I thought it must be a horror to lose your smell,” Gort said. “It would mean that you cannot taste wine anymore. Tasting wine is something you do with your nose, not your mouth.”

a noseI can hardly imagine what life would be like without the ability to smell or taste food and wine. While there are certainly worse things in life, that would definitely have a negative effect on my quality of life.

A clause requires that the winemaker use only experienced barbers who will keep their razors steady near his nose.

He also has agreed to always wear clean underwear when he goes out in case he is hit by a bus, and has sworn off running with scissors.a nosea nose