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1st United Kingdom Wine Sensory Symposium

April 20, 2020 @ 00:00

Plumpton College are set to host the 1st United Kingdom Wine Sensory Symposium on Monday 20th April at Denbies Wine Estate

“The perception of new wines in a well-established wine world” – The 2020 Sensory Symposium will bring together professionals from the UK wine industry, and students, with leading researchers from the field of modern applied sensory, modern fundamental sensory and consumer sciences. The 2020 Sensory Symposium will focus on the perception of new wines and new wine producing regions with a focus on how to convey quality, which could help with export markets as well as the trade.

Dr Heber Rodrigues, Plumpton Wine Division MSc programme manager commented “It is extremely important for the wine industry to know more about the perception of wine quality among consumers and its influence on their preferences. This is particularly important when it comes to decision-making and the consumption of non-traditional wines such UK wines.”

Chaired by Plumpton Wine Division’s Dr Gregory Dunn and Dr Heber Rodrigues, the program will feature:

Jancis Robinson MW.OBE. – 

45 Years of Tasting Wine

Prof. Barry Smith –

School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

Finding Flavours: the prediction or perception of aroma and flavour in

novel wines

Prof. Wendy Parr –

Lincoln University, New Zealand

The mind behind the nose: Psychological aspects of wine appreciation

Prof. Dominique Valentin –

University of Burgundy and Centre of Food and Taste Behaviour, France

Typical or not typical: A cognitive perspective on wine typicity

Prof. Grégory Lo Monaco –

University of Aix-Marseille, ADEF Laboratory, Marseille, France

Representing wine and its quality: structural aspects and social regulations

Dr. Maria Pilar Saenz-Navajas –

University of Zaragoza and Research Centre of Vine and Wine, Spain

Recent advances in the understanding of taste and mouthfeel dimensions of red wines

driving quality

Dr. Marc Mimler –

Senior lecturer, Bournemouth University, UK

Geographical indications at crossroads – The implications of Brexit on GIs

Tony Milanowski –

Winery Manager, Rathfinny Wine Estate, UK

Profiling the impact of different liqueur d’expedition (dosage) styles on traditional

method English sparkling wine

Delegate tickets are £149 available through the Plumpton website and are on a first come first served basis. Registration starts at 8.30am with 9am the first presentation. The symposium will finish at 5:30pm

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April 20, 2020
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