Sensory evaluation training in 2019: We are looking for new panelists

Source: Tina Kissinger

In mid-March 2019, the Department of Enology is offering sensory evaluation training.

Learn to understand how we smell and taste and how to use your senses for evaluating and describing products. The professional use of our senses for evaluation purposes is very important at Hochschule Geisenheim University, and sensory evaluation is an essential element in many departments of our university. Sensory evaluation in Bachelor and Master theses is very common, especially in Enology and Beverage Research, but also in Pomology and Horticulture.  

That is why the Department of Enology is looking for employees who would like to:

•             participate in basic sensory evaluation training

•             train their senses on a regular basis

•             participate in product tasting in different departments

The required basic sensory evaluation training can be recognized as a continuing education training program. However, reliability and commitment are required. We are planning training sessions on the following dates:

Opening event

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Sensorik Room 2

Sensory Basics Training

•             Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Sensorik Room 1

Human Senses and Exercises

•             Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 9 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.

Sensory Evaluation

•             Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9 a.m.  –   11.30 a.m. 

Sensory Evaluation – Fruit Juices

•             Friday, March 15, 2019, 9 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Sensorik Room 1

Sensory Evaluation – Wine


Final Exam

Friday, March 22, 2019, 9 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. – Sensorik Room


Successful completion of the final exam allows participation in the sensory evaluations and exercises taking place on Fridays, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. - Sensorik Room 1 in the Department of Enology.

Anybody interested in long-term and committed panel cooperation please contact Doris Häge, M.Sc., by February 27 at the latest. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have.

Contact details for questions and application