An Introduction to Wine Faults Tasting – Fully Booked

We are pleased to announce the latest of our advertised open courses; ‘An Introduction to Wine Faults Tasting’ with Marcia Waters MW and WSET, is now fully booked

The evening on May 9th seeks to enhance sensory skills with a unique session offering attendees the chance to experience some well-known wine faults and taints in wine.

Unravelling wine jargon including  “corked”, “bretty” and ” volatile” to gain confidence in tasting, the session introduces some wine making basics but mostly concentrates on sensory skills.

Marcia Waters MW uses flavour standards from FlavorActiV to deliberately dose wines and show specific aromas and tastes. This technology allows the opportunity to gain objective and professional tasting skills.

Essential for professionals and wine judges.

Fascinating for all wine lovers.

We wish all those attending a fantastic evening!

Intensive Spirits Sensory Workshop

Intensive Spirits Sensory Workshop

FlavorActiV Sensory Trainers – Binod Maitin and Evelyne Canteranne will be facilitating the Intensive Spirits Sensory Workshop at Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference (WDSC) in the Hilton Glasgow, on Monday the 29th May 2017.

The workshop will include basic spirit sensory training, common flavours in distilled spirits, developing best sensory practices and gaining hands on sensory skills.

More information can be found via our downloadable leaflet – Intensive Spirits Workshop. The workshop is limited to 15 participants and costs GBP 395 (or GBP 295 if attending WDSC).

You will be able to book and pay online or email us directy via:

Join FlavorActiV at BrauBeviale 2015

Join FlavorActiV at BrauBeviale 2015

Sensory specialistsFlavorActiV will be attending and exhibiting at BrauBeviale 2015. As one of the leading industry events, Brau attracts leading figures and companies from the global beverage community, many of whom are FlavorActiV friends and partners.

FlavorActiV will be sharing a platform with German partner HW Brauereiservice. Throughout the 3-day event, FlavorActiV will deliver a number of demonstration tasting sessions and showcase their advanced sensory training and tools, as well as an ever-expanding portfolio of sensory products and new GMP Flavour Standards.

CEO Richard Boughton and Global Sensory Manager drs Ronald Nixdorf will be in attendance, meeting with old and new partners. To arrange a meeting, please find contact details below.

More than 37,000 trade visitors from 128 countries visited Brau in 2014. More information for visitors can be found here:

Meet the team

If you wish to meet at Brau, please contact

Event details

34th European Brewing Convention

Some of FlavorActiV’s team will be attending the 34th European Brewing Convention (EBC 2013) on the 26th – 30th of May 2013. Richard Boughton and Boris Gadzov will be in attendance. The conference will take place in Luxembourg this year.

Boris Gadzov will be presenting FlavorActiV’s poster “Development and Validation of An Assay Method for Volatile Compounds in GMP Beer Flavour Standards” at the conference, be sure to speak with him about if you’re there.

If you would like a copy of the EBC Presentation it is available on request, please get in contact with us and we will send you an electronic copy.

ASBC Meeting 2013

Director of Global Sensory Management Dr Boris Gadzov, will be attending the American Society of Brewing Chemists Annual Meeting from the 19th to 22nd of May. The meeting this year will be taking place in Tucson,Arizona, US.

Boris will be presenting “Combining and Aligning Analytical Evaluation Improvements with Sensory in Global Beverages” to the attendees on the 19th of May. This presentation relates to the use of bringing together existing sensory and analytical evaluation methods for pharmacetical quality flavour standards.

If you would like to speak to Boris before or after the meeting please get in contact with us.

FlavorActiV Judges International Cider Challenge 2013

FlavorActiV Judges International Cider Challenge 2013

Global Sensory Manager Evelyne Canterranne will be one of the judges for the International Cider Awards 2013.

There will be around 150 different ciders to judge this year and they will require some sensory evaluation in addition to reviewing the design and packaging.

The International cider awards will take place in London on Friday the 3rd of May 2013.

FlavorActiV’s flavour standards can also be used in ciders along with other beverage types, not just in beers.


Can you taste?

Richard Boughton and Marie Pohler are attending this year’s US Craft Brewers Conference. Richard and Marie will be speaking about the importance of  sensory evaluations in producing quality beers. They will be speaking in Wednesday 27th at 11am and Thursday 28th at 1.30pm during the BFBi surgery session. If you have any questions about our new Craft Brewers’ Sensory Kits or about the presentation please contact Marie or pay them a visit during the conference at stand No. 9041.

14th IBD Africa Section Convention

Evelyne Canterranne will be attending the 14th IBD Africa Section Convention in Accra, Ghana. The convention will run from the 3rd March until the 8th March.

During the convention Evelyne will be presenting a poster about in-process sensory evaluations for beverage quality.

Evelyne will also be taking part in the African Beer Awards as a member of the judging panel.

If you would like to find out more information about the poster presentation or the African Beer Awards please contact


2012 Drink Technology India

Global Sensory Manager Evelyne Canterranne will be attending this year’s Drink Technology exhibition in India. The exhibition will run from the 6-8th November in Mumbai. If you would like anymore information about Drink Technology India or would like to arrange to meet Evelyne during the exhibition please feel free to contact us:

2012 China Brew and Beverage

Global Sensory Manager Tina Tian will be attending China Brew and Beverage. The 10th International Brew and Beverage processing technology and equipment exhibition for China will take place on the 19-22nd September in Beijing.

Tina will be giving a presentation about the importance of sensory evaluation and sensory taster management for beverage quality control.

If you would like more information about this year’s China Brew and Beverage or if you would like to find out more about Tina’s presentation, please contact