54-pc. Ultimate Wine Aromas Master Kit by Le Nez du Vin
The Worlds Ultimate Wine Education Tool. For 30 Years the 54 Aroma Master Kit has been the reference in the Industry. It is the choice of wineries, educators, merchants and true wine lovers the world ...; See complete description »
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Le Nez du Vin/Make Scents of Wine is simply the Worlds Ultimate Wine Education Tool it helps develop the sense of smell and creates a common language to describe, understand and better enjoy wine. We all enjoy drinking wine but that pleasure is heightened if we are able to appreciate different tastes and assess the wine's richness and complexity. Wine, or more specifically the fruit of the vine, takes on the characteristics of the elements that surround it. Within the earth, air and water are aromatic compounds and essences of plant and floral life, layered over centuries. These are the exceptional aromas found in red and white wine, from France and around the world. Aromas can give us an indication of a wine's country, region & vineyard of origin, grape varietal and the wine-making techniques and aging conditions that contributed to the vintage.
- 54 Aroma Vials
- 54 Illustrated Explanatory Cards view
- The Le Nez du Vin Instructional Book
- Presented In A Beautiful Cloth-Bound Case view
The Best Aroma Kit
I did a lot of research on Aroma Kits and found this was the most recommended of the kits. There are some additional kits that complement this one (for instance, one with defects) but this one was rated far superior (found one other company with more than the 54-pc set this had but not as good reviews).
Price is pretty uniformly set for the kit. I found a coupon for cooking.com that made it even more attractive with the already offered free shipping.
Fun product, lovely package!
I bought this kit as a fun holiday surprise for my family of foodies. I had seen this in a wine store in Paris a few years back, and never forgot it. After searching the web, I found the best deal at Cooking.com with a discount code. The family (and neighbors) loved it, in fact we played with it for three consecutive evenings, kids included! It is beautifully presented in a red box within a box, and the book is a nice summary of wine and scents. I'm not crazy about the cards -- they're difficult to keep contained unless you find a way to hold them together. I used small rubber bands. We haven't bothered to use them yet. The kit itself also has a rather strong smell overall, and I'm not sure if it is because one of the scents dripped, or if it just can't be helped. It's best to let it air for a bit before you use it so your guests don't get an overwhelming unpleasant smell at the start. Overall, a nice thing to have if you're in the mood to spoil yourself. I already have requests from family members to borrow it for their next party.4 of 7 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »
An Absolute Necessity - for wine and cooking
This kit is essential to begin truly appreciating all the nuances in wine. I have loved wine for a while, but only passively noted certain characteristics (usually only the prominent fruit aroma). A friend turned me on to this kit after a wine tasting at her house, and after working through all the aromas I immediately began to notice many more aromas in my favorite wines.
A very pleasing side effect is that this kit has also helped me become aware of ingredients in other prepared foods. I like to try and recreate some of my favorite restaurant dishes, and since using Le Nez du Vin have become much better at recreating a recipe faithfully. This kit has heightened my olfactory perceptions and I am very grateful for the change. Highly recommended.
My only criticism of this kit is that some aromas smell synthetic (especially the strawberry - smells more like strawberry lip gloss). My recommendation is that once you are familiar with the bottled aroma, try to find the sources and compare the bottled aroma with the actual aroma source. Either way, your awareness of scent (and taste) will be greatly heightened after a thorough perusal of this kit.
Sommelier training tool
I am quite sure that the Nez du Vin is the perfect product to train actual Sommeliers, however we returned it before trying to use it.
I gave it to my husband as a Christmas gift, since he enjoys learning to appreciate good wine.
A great way to enhance your enjoyment of wine
When you are ready to stop reading those wine magazines that give the top ratings based on ad revenue, this is a great way improve your skills and knowledge.0 of 0 users found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? Yes | No Report Violation »