A one-day Wineskills masterclass for those who would like to increase their understanding of wine sensory evaluation is to be held next month at Plumpton College in Sussex.
The masterclass will look at sensory evaluation; how wines are perceived and remembered; ‘flavour’ and ‘mouth-feel’; and how the mind can over-ride our sensory processes (tripping-up even experienced judges). The sessions will include tastings of selected wine varietals to demonstrate methods for characterising wines, including the different expressions of wines from the same grape varietal, as a function of source of origin or ‘terroirs’.
The speaker at the event, which is being held on Friday, September 7 from 10am-4pm at the Wine Studies Centre, Plumpton College, is Dr Wendy V. Parr, PhD Wine Science; PhD Psychology Wendy is a senior research officer in the Faculty of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Lincoln University, New Zealand. Her wine sensory research is innovative in its integration of the psychological phenomena of perception, memory and judgment to help us understand winetasting.
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