Analytical & Sensory –  Monitoring Special Flavours In Wine

Special Flavours in Wine - Analytical & Sensory Workshop 2023 - May 25-26, Zaragoza, Spain


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Rotundone, Hotrienol, Rose Oxide, Vitispirane and many others…..

  •  2 Days workshop participation
  •  Welcome Networking Apero
  •  2 days coffee breaks
  •  2 days lunches
  •  Local visit and activities
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.

Two days workshop Special Flavours in Wine on the analytical aspects and sensory impact of the very particular aromas in wine and the international cooperation for their yearly monitoring . The scientific outcome of this workshop will be published in the Eptes Legacy for Future Generations.

Venue: Zaragoza, Spain
Dates:  25-26 May 2023 (2 days)


The Special Flavours in Wine Analytical & Sensory 2023 will be organized in Spain in the city of Zaragoza on May 25-26. This unique workshop will gather scientists from research organizations and from the wine industries to discuss in a first part breakthroughs in analytical methods (GC-MS, GC-O, etc.) for the detection of flavour compounds in different wine varieties and the role of special aroma compounds such as Rotundone, Hotrienol, Rose Oxide, Vitispirane, etc. on the overall wine taste and their relation with the increase of the global temperature. The main objective of this first part is to develop and improve knowledge on special aromas in wine, compare analytical approaches and share sensory results within the international wine research laboratories and industries.

The second part of the workshop will be dedicated to build a common manual of best practises and standard procedures for monitoring yearly flavour profiles of wine varieties in relation to the yearly global temperature change and weather conditions. This second part of the workshop will focus on the creation a strong international cooperation of researchers from industry, academia, and official research laboratories in different countries with a common goal which is to advance research and surveillance and monitoring of special flavours in wine and their linked to weather & temperature change by region.

The scientific outcome and some abstracts of speakers will be published in the Manual of Special Aromas in Wine 2023 – Analysis and Sensory – published online and distributed  by Eptes (as part of the publication: Legacy for Future Generations).

About the Hosting organisation

The Lab for Flavor Analysis and Enology (LAAE) is a research lab focused on understanding the chemical basis of aroma and taste, especially in the wine industry. In this field LAAE is the most cited laboratory in the world. We also conduct research on other products related with Flavor Chemistry, from truffles to domestic appliances.

The Agenda

The agenda will be published and will consist of 3 parts:

1.Analytical methods, instrumentation, identification of special aromas, olfactometry, quantification methods, etc. of special flavours.

2.Sensory analysis, statistical analysis, experimental approaches, etc. of special wine flavours

3.Common manual of best practices for analytical monitoring of the impact of global temperature & weather change on the wine aroma profile in different regions.


Expected participants: International researchers from the official research institute of wine, researchers from the academic world and industry working in the field of wine and Enology.

The hosting organisation: Flavor Analysis and Enology (LAAE) Laboratory of the University of Zaragoza.
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