About Our Sensory Specialist

Dr Leanie Louw is our sensory evaluation specialist and uses her wealth of knowledge and expertise in the sensory evaluation of food and beverages to deliver quality sensory testing services to our clients. She holds a BScAgric, MScAgric (Cum Laude) and PhD in Oenology. She specialises in time- and cost effective rapid sensory profiling methods and has more than a decade’s worth of experience in sensory analysis and corporate R&D.

Dr Louw has published several peer-reviewed research papers in leading food science and viticulture and oenology journals and has contributed to textbooks on the sensory evaluation of alcoholic beverages.

About the sensory panel

Our trained sensory testing panel consists of individuals who have been carefully selected based on their tasting abilities. They are highly trained in the sensory evaluation of food and beverage products and provide  unbiased, independent, and scientifically sound outputs.

Our consumer panels are carefully selected according to our clients’ target markets.

About our partners

We have partnered with leading food and beverage innovation service providers to offer a full complement of product development service solutions.

Consumers In Focus for consumer testing across the food and beverage industry.

Basic Wine for technical expertise in the wine industry.

Consumer Solutions for market insights in the wine industry.

SciCorp Laboratories for chemical, DNA, and food safety analysis etc. in the agriculture and food production industry.

About our clients

We tailor our sensory evaluation services to fit the needs of a variety of FMCG clients.

Our clients include boutique wineries, SMME’s in the food and beverage industry as well as multinational blue-chip companies in need of sensory testing services. We offer services to both local and international clients.

Our clients come to us to solve sensory problems throughout their value chain. We provide product development support, sensory category assessments in new and existing markets, sensory profiling of products, continuous improvement support and act as an independent third-party in product quality disputes.

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