Waite researchers from the School of Ag, Food and Wine are looking for participants to take part in a new study on how sound might affect the perception of wine characters. No specialised wine knowledge or experience is required. This study forms part of the student researcher, Jo Burzynska’s PhD.

Study name: The effect of sound on the perception of wine characters
Ethics (HREC) Approval: H-2018-270

If you participate, you will be given red wines to taste and music to listen to and asked to respond to questions that relate to these experiences. The experiment should take around 45 minutes. Participants will be entered into a draw with a one in three chance of winning wine on the day of the session.

The experiment will be conducted at the Wine Innovation Central Building 29 (WIC) level 4, at Waite Campus (corner Hartley Grove and Paratoo Road, 5064 Urrbrae.

Available sessions are at 2pm or 6pm on the 1st, 2nd, 5th & 6th August. Extra sessions have also been added at 4pm on Friday 2nd, Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August. Participants are only required to attend ONE of the available sessions.

Important: To take part you must be:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Comfortable with consuming a small amount of alcohol (spitoons provided)
  • Do not suffer or have suffered from any taste, olfactory or auditory dysfunction
  • Do not have any allergies related to red wine consumption, sulphur dioxide or yeast
  • Do not have any past or present alcohol dependency issues
  • Not pregnant
  • Not taking any medication that could interact with alcohol

Those who participated in the wine and sound event at Urrbrae House on July 7th 2017 are also asked not to apply for this study.

Participation in any research study is voluntary. If you do not want to take part, you do not have to and your participation, non-participation or withdrawal will not impact your relationship with any of the researchers or institutions involved in this study.

If you would like to participate, please complete the pre-study screening questionnaire at this link, which also provides more detailed participant information about the study:

At the end of this questionnaire, you will be provided with the following doodle link through which to book your session, also included here: https://doodle.com/poll/5b69irr76es8xe8n. Please note that you need to complete the SurveyMonkey questionnaire before making your booking.

If you would like to attend one of the 4pm sessions, contact Jo Burzynska directly to book.

If you know anyone who might also be interested in participating, please feel free to forward them this invitation. If you have any questions, please contact Jo Burzynska via email: joanna.burzynska@adelaide.edu.au or phone: 0401 177 616.

Jo Burzynska
PhD Candidate, The University of Adelaide
Email:   joanna.burzynska@adelaide.edu.au

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