March 2020, #stayhome …. but damn it! the Lion was in full swing, the weekly tastings had followed each other since November and the group was full and enthusiastic. The new registration of the digitized tasting system was now tested and we were sending the first sensorial analyzes to the producers admitted to the competition (Selezione Leone ).
The Panel Room was the first to be closed, then we closed ourselves in the house … but the Lion cannot be stopped, and so here is the solution (hopefully temporary): preparation of the 50ml bottles with a firm and inevitable hand overflows, courier-proof packaging, sending anonymous samples to the tasters, video conferencing system, real-time control of results and alignments through the online system.
For us, tasting is a great passion, we all do it with commitment and great concentration. At this moment, starting to taste again is of great relief for the spirit and the mood. And while the world makes aperitifs via the web, we do sensory analysis of oils from all over the world!
and we LOVE it!