Master the complexities of wine identification with the Le Nez du Vin 12-pc. Red Wine Aromas Kit. Whether you’re interested in becoming a master sommelier or just want to increase your own knowledge and appreciation of fine wine for personal enjoyment, this kit gives you the information base you need. Made in France, where many of the world’s best wines are produced, this kit includes 12 different reference aromas that you can memorize, giving you the ability to identify the major notes in almost any red wine you come across.
The reference aromas included are strawberry, raspberry, green pepper, truffle, black currant, blackberry, pepper, vanilla, smoke, licorice, cherry and violet, and because most major wine varieties include one or more of these reference molecules, you can enjoy everything from cabernet sauvignon to Syrah with greater appreciation as you develop your aroma-identifying abilities.
The aroma guide and instruction manual get you started, and they describe not only the aroma itself, but also the precise chemical molecule that creates the aroma in wines. The guide also lists specific wines that contain each aroma so you can test your newfound skills on real-world vintages. Once you’ve become familiar with the aromas and wines described in the kit, you’ll also be able to understand wine reviews better and become more skilled at picking wines that you and your guests will enjoy. The entire set comes in a clothbound view book, making it an ideal gift for the wine lover on your list.