How to taste wines, coffee, and whisky the world over: The tool to train your olfactory senses

Become a Sherlock Holmes of wine/ whisky or coffee: The world’s ultimate wine, coffee and whisky education kits.


Le Nez du Vin

You would like to give a present to an already well-equipped wine connoisseur: you are looking for something more original than a bottle and smarter than a corkscrew. Or do you need a tool to give your sense of smell a daily workout and enrich your olfactory memory? If you recognize yourself in one of these descriptions, then you need a special aromas kit for making rapid progress in wine-tasting.

The guide-book Le Nez Du Vin will accompany you with its rich illustrations and practical exercises to teach you how to taste wines the world over. There are also version for coffee and whisky. Le Nez du Café introduces you to 6 major aromatic notes of coffee from the 4 most distinctive aroma groups (dry/vegetal, fruity, animal, toasty), while Le Nez du Whisky permits you not only to perfect your sense of smell but also to understand the process of creating the whisky that produces the aromas.

The sense of smell constitutes the most important sense in the perception of a wine and produces 80% of the tasting pleasure. No doubt you have noticed that when you have a cold, you no longer taste anything.

Nevertheless, it is often difficult to identify an aroma in your wine glass. Have you already encountered the feeling that you know a smell without being able to recognize it? Nothing is more normal! In the same way that we learned to read, write, or count, smelling also requires training.

A work tool appreciated by professionals, Le Nez du Vin functions like a game. Choose the aromas at random, smell them carefully (above all, without looking), classify them, try to name them, and verify the result. In a few weeks, for sure, you will be able to pick out, recognize and above all name these aromas.

Set in a sophisticated red case, 54 superb quality aromas come to life in your scent memory for you to recognize in fine wines. 54 index cards explain the real link between aromas and wine, while the guide-book will accompany you with its rich illustrations and practical exercises to teach you how to taste wines the world over.

Le Nez du Vin Faults unveils the 12 main olfactory faults of wine. Complementary to the 54 aroma edition, it is an essential tool to complete your wine-tasting knowledge.

Le Nez du Vin New Oak, which offers 12 of the most representative “oaked” aromas of wine, is an essential companion to the 54 aroma edition.

The game board provides a playful and educational complement to the book and the aroma collection of the 54 Aroma Master Kit. The two levels of difficulty allow you to make rapid progress, educate your nose and enrich your olfactory memory… as you have fun.



Recognizing aromas enriches your tasting vocabulary: Le Nez du Whisky


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Being able to attach a word to your impressions increases your tasting pleasure and allows you to share your ideas with others.Then, the aromas of a whisky inform us about its geographic origin and the different steps in its creation: malting, fermentation, distillation, and aging in casks. This work is directed at professionals as well as connoisseurs eager to deepen their knowledge. 54 aromas make up the DNA of this marvelous spirit, with floral, fruity, spicy, toasty, woodsy, vinous, phenolic, peaty and marine notes. Discover also 12 aromatic notes of Le Nez de l’Armagnac, an invitation to enter the enticing world of France’s oldest brandy, rich with 700 years of tradition.