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Le Nez du Vin 54 Wine Aroma Master Kit


For over 30 Years, the Le Nez du Vin 54 Wine Aroma Master Kit has been the wine reference in the Industry. It is the choice of wineries, educators, merchants, and true wine lovers worldwide. Our sense of smell is very delicate and highly sensitive. Practice allows us to recognize and identify the 54 aromas most commonly present in wine, thus improving our appreciation and enjoyment of wine. These are the typical aromas found in red and white wine (including Champagne) from France and around the world. They indicate the wine’s origin, the grape variety, the vineyard, the winemaking techniques used, and the aging conditions. Memorizing these aromas provides an accurate and coherent vocabulary to stimulate our appreciation of fine wines further.

Set in a sophisticated red case, 54 superb quality aromas come to life in your scent memory for you to recognize in fine wines. Fifty-four index cards explain the real link between aromas and wine. A guidebook will accompany you with its rich illustrations and practical exercises to teach you how to taste wines worldwide.
Make “scents” of wine thanks to Le Nez du Vin®, the learning tool for amateur and professional wine lovers!

Contents of Master Kit:
Each aroma vial comes with an illustrated explanatory card that includes an abbreviated aroma description. The Le Nez du Vin Instructional Book explains why the taste of wine depends on its aromas and teaches three different methods of initiation:
1. From the vineyards to the aromas
2. From grape varieties to aromas
3. From aromas to wine
The book precisely details each aroma, why it occurs in wine, its corresponding molecule, as well as, an extensive listing of the regions and specific wines in which it is found.

Example: Some of the aromas generally found in the Nebbiolo variety available in the kit are:
- Raspberry (#13)
- Redcurrant (#14)
- Bilberry; similar to blueberry (#16)
- Cherry (#18)
- Rose (#28)
- Violet (#29)
- Truffle (32)
- Pepper (#43)
- Chocolate (#52)
- Smoke (#54)

The following varieties aromas are referenced in the book: Albarino, Blaufrankisch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Chardonnay, Chenin, Cot (Malbec), Furmint, Gamay, Gewurstraminer, Grasa, Grenache, Marsanne, Menica, Merlot, Mourvedre, Muscadet, Muscat, Nebbiolo, Nero d'Avola, Palomino, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Petite Arvine, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Rousanne, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Touriga, Viognier and Zinfandel.
The book also features regional aroma characteristics from all the major wine-producing regions of the world.

- 54 Aroma Vials
- 54 Illustrated Explanatory Cards
- The Le Nez du Vin Instructional Book
- Presented In A Beautiful Cloth-Bound Case

Smell the aromas, try to identify them, and let yourself and your friends be drawn into the pleasure of the game. You will soon find that Le Nez du Vin has effortlessly developed your sense of smell and empowered you with a common vocabulary to describe, understand and better enjoy wine.

The 54 Masterkit aromas: FRUITY NOTES: lemon, grapefruit, orange, pineapple, banana, lychee, melon, muscat, apple, pear, quince, strawberry, raspberry, redcurrant, blackcurrant, bilberry, blackberry, cherry, apricot, peach, almond (kernel), prune, walnut.

FLORAL NOTES: hawthorn, acacia, linden, honey, rose, violet.

VEGETAL NOTES: green pepper, mushroom, truffle, wine lees, cedar, pine, licorice, blackcurrant bud, cut hay, thyme, vanilla, cinnamon, clove, pepper, saffron.

ANIMAL NOTES: leather, musk, butter.

TOASTY NOTES: toast, roasted almond, roasted hazelnut, caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, smoky note.

Made in France. The aromas are guaranteed five years. They can last ten years if kept in good condition.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016


WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.


Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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