Wine Defects for iPad
By Applied Sensory, LLC
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Wine Defects is an application containing detailed information about aroma and flavor defects found in wine. Wine defects – also known as faults – are noticeable and objectionable departures from an acceptable norm.
The application is a complete reference to 12 common defects which may occur, and includes:
•Molecule responsible (chemical name)
•Typical concentration in wine
•Approximate aroma threshold
Sensory descriptors (what it smells or tastes like) include:
∗Bell pepper, green, unripe
∗Nail polish, solvent, glue
∗Bruised apple, sherry, nutty
∗Natural gas, onion, garlic
∗Medicinal, band-aid, leather, barnyard, horse sweat
∗Smoky, spicy, barbeque
∗Mouse urine, rancid nuts
∗Musty, dank cellar, wet cardboard
∗Burned match, causes chocking
∗Aroma and flavor defects can be searched by sensory descriptors or by chemical name (molecule responsible for the defect)
∗General information about sensory thresholds
∗How to prevent stuck fermentations
WHO COULD USE IT?
Quick and accurate identification of off-aromas and flavors is advantageous for:
•Winery laboratory and cellar staff
•Instructors for wine programs
•Students in wine programs
•Wine merchants and staff
•Savvy wine consumers
WHY USE IT?
•For winemakers, early remedial action can often correct the problem, before the fault becomes more serious or irreversible.
•For wine merchants, avoiding losses associated with defective wines improves the profit margin.
•Wine consumers should also know more about wine off-aromas and flavors so that rejection is based on genuine defects, not unfamiliarity.
A hard copy version of this app - called “The Defects Wheel for Wine” - is available in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Please see our website www.appliedsensory.com for these and other products including “The Defects Wheel for Beer” and “The Defects Wheel for Olive Oil” or to leave feedback/comments about this app.
A comparable app – Beer Defects - is available for beer at the App Store.
This application is optimized for iPhone3, iPhone4 and iPad.
Great reference for anyone interested in aromas and flavors of wines.
Useful only for newbies
Otherwise, this app is overpriced.