Test Duo-Trio
Min. Tasters1 7
Use Comparison to a reference wine
Samples One reference sample (Ref)
Two coded test samples (A,B)

A is the same wine as the reference (control wine)
B is the wine to test

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Basic method Tasters assess the reference (Ref), then the two test samples (A,B).
Tasters are asked to indicate which test sample is the same as the reference.

Possible serving orders3: Ref,A,B; Ref,B,A



  • correct responses = 7
  • total responses = 7
  • significant difference for 7/7 = yes
Results Are the wines significantly different?

Correct response – Taster picks A as the same as the reference.
Significance – Required no. of correct/total responses2:
Single tasting: 7/7 7/8 8/9 9/10
Repeated tasting: 10/12 11/14 12/16 13/18
1 Indicates the minimum number of tasters required for testing to achieve a statistically significant result (p < 0.05).
2 Figures denote minimum number of correct responses required out of the total number of responses to conclude the wines are significantly different from each other.
3 Serving orders denote possible arrangements of the samples to be presented randomly to tasters.