University of California

Wine tasting is a science


A. C. Noble

Author Affiliations

Ann C. Noble is Assistant Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 34(7):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p8. July 1980.

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Over the past 100 years the art of sensory evaluation of wines has been advanced to a science, in large part through research performed at the University of California. Initially, sensory evaluation was a necessary but informal and perfunctory part of assessing wine quality. However, even as an unrefined observational tool, it contributed to early grape and wine research.

Noble A. 1980. Wine tasting is a science. Hilgardia 34(7):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v034n07p8
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