- The major objective of the Sensory Science Laboratory is to support the ongoing enology and viticulture research by providing a means of evaluating juices and wines. For example, if a new viticultural practice is being tested, it is important to document how this practice changes the character of the wine. A panel of motivated judges, trained to identify specific sensory attributes of juice and/or wine, will provide a sensory profile which is an invaluable research aid. This descriptive profile will show exactly how one wine differs from another in sensory characteristics and their intensities. This information coupled with viticulture and enology data will provide a complete evaluation of the wines from any study undertaken. An industry panel of winemakers will meet frequently to review wine research trials and to provide "quality" evaluations of the experimental wines. These judgments will allow us to give qualitative meaning to the differences found by the trained panel.