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Unformatted text preview: University, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1 Canada. *Corresponding author (email: [email protected]; tel: 905 688-5550; fax: 905 688-3104) Acknowledgments: This paper expands on a presentation by the author at the 6th International Cool Climate Symposium, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2006. The author is grateful to Glen Creasy, program chair of the ICCS, for his assistance and to Cynthia Lund (HortResearch) and Leslie Norris (FlavorSense Corp.) for their contributions. The author is with Inno Vinum, which, together with Compusense, has developed and distributes Wine Descriptive Analysis. Compusense also markets the FCM, discussed in this review article. Manuscript submitted April 2006; revised September 2006 Copyright © 2007 by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. All rights reserved.
1 Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 58:2 (2007) S ensory Evaluation of Wine and Commercial Realities – 253 als, processing, storage, aging, and so on (ASTM 2005). The sensory evaluation committee of ASTM distinguishes an expert from an expert assessor, who is someone with a “high degree of sensory acuity who has experience in the test procedure and established ability to make consistent and repeatable sensory assessments. An expert assessor functions as a member of a sensory panel.” In the wine world, an expert is rarely an expert assessor, since replicate assessments are not current practices in the wineries or in the trade (Peynaud 1996). However, it is expected that an expert would have a superior sensory acuity. In recent years, experimental psychology paradigms have been used to explore whether wine expertise was mainly cognitive or whether superior perceptual ability was also a characteristic. In one study, results indicated that wine experts have superior odor recognition memory than novices (Parr et al. 2004). In another study, wine experts were able to use more accurate descriptions than novices, which facilitated their ability to match the appropriate description with the correspondi...
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