Wine Sensory

Wine Sensory Services

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV have a history of working alongside the industry’s leading organisations, establishing and maintaining good sensory practices globally. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global wine flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in Wine, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

If you have any questions about wine sensory management, please contact wine@flavoractiv.com.

Shop GMP Pharma Wine Flavour Standards:

Shop our range of Wine Flavour Standards, sold as single flavour packs each containing five capsules (all individually blister packaged). We also offer a mixed Water Sensory Kit of single core wine flavours.

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FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The spirit flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 34 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the Wine industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest Wine Flavour Lexicon and Library as important wine flavour reference standards.

Acetaldehyde
Bruised Apple, Sherry
Acetaldehyde
Vinegar
Sour
Acetic
Astringent
Dry, Puckery
Saponin
Barnyard
Band Aid, Medicinal, Horses
4-Ethyl Phenol
Ink
Electric Fire, Inky, Chemical
2-Bromophenol
Butyric
Baby Vomit, Rancid, Cheese, Parmesan
Butyric Acid
Catty
Blackcurrant, Tom Cat Urine
P-Menthane-8-Thiol-3-One
Antiseptic / Chemical
Disinfectant, Mouthwash
2, 6-Dichlorophenol
Buttery
Buttery, Butterscotch, Creamy, Toffee
Butane-2,3-dione
Earthy
Wet Earth, Damp Soil
2-Ethyl Fenchol
Nail Varnish
Solvent
Ethyl Acetate
Tropical Fruits
Pineapple
Ethyl Butyrate
Red Apple
Aniseed, Estery
Ethyl Hexanoate
Floral
Rose Hips, Rose Water
Geraniol
Freshly Cut Grass
Leafy, Hedge Trimmings
Cis-3-Hexanoate
Rotten Eggs
Sulphury, Rotten
Hydrogen Sulphide
Pigs
Farmyard
Indole
Bananas
Fruity
Isoamyl Acetate
Isovaleric
Sweaty
Isovaleric Acid
Lightstruck
Skunk, Sunstruck
3-Methyl-2-Butene-1-Thiol
Methanethiol
Rotten Vegetables, Butane Gas
Methyl Mercaptan
Drains
Rotten Drains
Ethanethiol
Metallic
Metal, Iron Rust, Blook-like
Ferrous Sulphate
Mousy
Caged Mice, Cracker Biscuits
2-Acetyletrahydropyridine
Cork / Musty
Damp Cellar, Cork Taint
2,4,6 Trichloroanisole
Plastic
Polystyrene, Melting Plastic
4-Vinyl Guaiacol
Phenolic
Herbal
4-Vinyl Guiacol
Rotten Vegetables
Boiled Cabbage
Dimethyl Disulphide (DMDS)
Smoky
Smoked Meat, Kippers
Guiacol
Spicy
All Spice, Clove Oil
Eugenol
Sulphitic
Struck Match, Choking
Sulphur Dioxide
Sweetcorn
Creamed Corn, Tomato Sauce
Dimethyl Sulphide (DMS)
Bell Pepper
Earthy
2-Isobutyl-3-Methoxypryazine
Dry Earty
Beetroot, Earthy, Peaty
Geosmin

Wine Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's GMP Wine Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular wine proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.

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