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Online E-Learning : Sensory Foundation Course

Online E-Learning : Sensory Foundation Course

In these difficult times when we cannot deliver any class room training, just a reminder that our acclaimed online E-Learning version of our Foundation Sensory Training Programme is available. When you sign up, you receive instant access to the online content and we also send you a Sensory Kit with which you are prompted to engage as you make your way through the online course. It allows you to progress the development of your Sensory Skills at your own pace, at a time of your choosing, in your own comfortable environment and also includes an optional Assessment module. The course...

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Spirits Competency System - Latest Version

Spirits Competency System - Latest Version

The latest version of the Sensory Competency System – Whisky version – is now available. The system allows spirits producers to train, screen test and, crucially, on-going monitor the sensory capability of key distilling and sensory panel staff to detect, identify and articulate key flavour elements of ‘new-make’ and ‘matured’ spirit. The system includes ; • Sets of Sensory Standards that are ‘spiked’ into distilled spirit for initial training and testing • Quarterly Standards Test Sets   • Quarterly Test Reports of performance including, crucially, not only your own company’s participant performance but also the anonymised data for all participants from...

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Introduction to Wine Sensory Skills : Edinburgh, Scotland

Introduction to Wine Sensory Skills : Edinburgh, Scotland

We enjoyed a very successful 'Introduction to Wine Sensory Skills' session co-hosted by Wine Events Scotland at the Edinburgh Academy on the 27th January 2020. Thanks to all the participants for the excellent feedback!  Alan Gordon & Cindy OnkenGlimm from the Aroma Academy providing some insider sensory tips and techniques. Some of the group engaging in olfactory practice! Nosing Concentration is all! What is that Wine Aroma?!

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A Sensory Wine Evening in Edinburgh

A Sensory Wine Evening in Edinburgh

Following the great interest at Fizz Feast in Edinburgh in November, the Aroma Academy is partnering with Wine Events Scotland (Wine Marketing Specialist and Wine Events Organiser of the Year 2019) for a special evening introducing Wine Sensory Skills on the evening of Monday 27th January 2020 at the Edinburgh Academy. If you have ever wanted to develop your nosing/aroma recognition skills but did not know where to begin, then we will start you on your journey! Join us for a fun, informative session as we; Open your eyes, nose and palette to the wonderful world of flavour Introduce a simple, systematic...

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Sensory Standards Review for Spirits Sensory Competency/Proficiency Programme

Sensory Standards Review for Spirits Sensory Competency/Proficiency Programme

Excellent feedback session with leading industry experts to review the latest version of the Sensory Standards for the Aroma Academy Sensory Competency/Proficiency Programme. The session included Sensory Experts from SWRI (Scotch Whisky Research Institute) and Edrington and was hosted by Edrington, Glasgow, Scotland (This photograph shows Frances Jack & Irene Baxter from SWRI and Gordon Motion and Diane Stuart from Edrington reviewing the latest version of the Aroma Academy Master Sensory Standards.)

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