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Dec 12, 2006 12:08 AM

Help?? Anyone have a wine aroma/essence kit? Le Nez du Vin or similar?

Am considering a Le Nez du Vin Wine Aroma kit for my hubby.
Here is info on it and another alternative one,
further down on the page. That one is way at the bottom of the page...
another kit in a rosewood box by some other company.

Oh...and a newer version of Le Nez is here:

Was wondering if ANYONE here might have *either* of these?
I first got the idea by seeing perhaps a small version of the rosewood one at a local vineyard. (a yr ago)

Seemed fun! But we are only beginning in our wine journey...
are newbies. So, this is pretty splurge-y, to say the least!

Anyone with thoughts on this, please share. I realize
some train w/these kits, and we're not serious like that.

But..we will be around some wine lovers this holiday time...
plus a friend of mine recently 'got into it' too.
So I suppose kits like this could be sort of entertaining, too,
while gathered. And I'm running out of ideas for my dear hubby after
almost 20 yrs of gifts! (14 married


Would LOVE to hear any experiences w/these. Thanks so much.
I need to decide asap to get it here in time. :-)

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  1. Nicely posted by carswell in the link below:

    >>is there any good "kit" for learning how to detect various common aromas?<<

    "The best known is the Nez du Vin. Very pricey and not really all that useful, IMHO, unless you don't know what saffron, violets, cloves, pineapple, etc., smell like."

    1. Thanks so much! Read that link now that you provided. Lots of info!
      Appreciate it. :-)

      1. I have a Le Nez du Vin kit and really like it. It may seem like the scents are easy (saffron, violets, etc.) but you'd be surprised how tough they are to distinguish when you smell them "blind". I feel like it has really trained my sense of smell!

        1. Olive... :-)
          Which size did you go for?
          How long have you had it? (have the scents held up?)

          Easy to use/play with, with others?
          Someone said the lids are not labeled, so you have to be esp.
          careful not to mix them up. Thanks so much for sharing!
          I think I'll go for it, after all. :-)

          1. Let's see:
            -The big one. But not the set of flaws.
            -About 3 years, and it's still tip top.
            -Easy to use.
            -We pass the bottle around the table & everyone guesses, so no problem with mixing up lids. But even so, the lids have the smell too.