Friday, July 14, 2006

Le Nez du Vin

I got my Nez du Vin kit the other day, but I havent really had a chance to play with it yet. We splashed out a lot of money on the full 54 scent kit, and as a bonus we got the New Oak kit included in the price. Wahey!!

The Nez du Vin is a funky big red binder full of little bottles of aromas. It has 54 reference samples of various aromas associated with wine. The idea is that you can train your nose to recognise aromas, and hence begin to build up the knowledge and experience to identify wines in blind tastings. There are several different versions of the kit, including wine faults, which we got last year, red wines, white wines, bordeaux wines, and new to the range is the Nez du Cafe and Nez du Cigare with the various aromas that you find in coffee and cigars respectively.

So now that we have the kit, the idea is to start doing some nosing exercises with Danny to build up both our proficiency in nosing. Should be fun.

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