About Us

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We are a small team of professionals providing expert sensory and oenology consulting services

to the wine and alcoholic beverage industry.


Our founder and owner is Dr Gary Pickering, a Professor of Wine Science and researcher at

Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, in Niagara, Canada. He holds a doctorate in Wine Science from Lincoln University in Canterbury, and prior to his currentGary Pickering pic

appointment was a lecturer at Charles Sturt University in Australia and senior lecturer and research manager at the Eastern Institute of Technology in New Zealand. His teaching and research focus on wine flavour, sensory science and development of novel wine products and processes, and he has published over 100 papers, patents, book chapters and conference proceedings. Gary is the recipient of a number

of research awards, is passionate about wine and wine education, and is working on a number of books.


Membership on industry and professional bodies includes the Vintners’ Quality Alliance (VQA)

Standards & Development Committee, the VQA Experts’ Tasting Panel and the American Society of Enology and Viticulture. He is also a Scientific Advisor to The Network for Sensory Research and a member of the Honorary Editorial Board for the International Journal of Wine Research.


Gary is inventor of the white wine mouthfeel wheel and the supertasting kit, and is co-developer of the Wine Aroma Kits. In addition to his work as President of Picksen International Inc, Gary serves as an international wine judge, most recently for Cuvee and InterVin. He also enjoys a good glass of wine.


Let the team at Picksen International help you. Please contact us to discuss your needs.


Telephone:              +1 905 933 7036

Fax:                        +1 321 406 0693

           email:                     info@picksen.com  



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