As per its programme of activities for 2021, the Standardisation and Research Unit held the second workshop to harmonise the tasting panels that have been granted IOC approval. This workshop, which was free of charge, took place by videoconference with simultaneous interpretation for more than 100 panels from 30 countries.
The aim of the theoretical-practical teaching was to minimise the differences between panels and encourage the continued training of panel members. For each sample, the data were inserted into an intrapanel platform for their statistical analysis.
The panels registered for this workshop received the samples in July 2021 and stored them until the event following the corresponding instructions.