Representation of the “taste” of sake in an easy-to-understand manner is an important issue in the alcohol beverage industry. To visualize the taste of sake and wine in an objective manner, we have developed an application program named “SAKELAVO” to search for brewed beverages on the basis of the results of instrumental analysis using taste sensors as well as sensory evaluation. In this study, with the purpose of developing additional functions of SAKELAVO to meet consumer needs and thus promote the widespread practical use of SAKELAVO, we developed (1) a function to search for products by consumer preference and (2) a function to search for products of similar taste for sake and wine, as well as (3) a function to search for the compatibility of brewed beverages, namely, sake and wine with different foods. As a result, SAKELAVO is now an application that not only visualizes the taste of brewed beverages but also has search functions based on consumer preferences, allowing it to better reflect consumer needs.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)