Le Nez du Vin

Whether you’re a wine pro, studying this amazing drink or a fan who would like to understand more, one of our Nez du Vin kits might be just the thing for you. They also make for really good fun quizzes.

Up to 90% of taste comes from smell – that’s a lot of wine pleasure, and these kits are an amazing way to get to know it better.

Get the nose

Do you have a nose for wine? Well, this is how you get one! Le Nez du Vin is a collection of aroma kits that help you learn about the aromas and characteristics of wine. They enable you to identify individual tastes and notes, enriching your vocabulary and also your pleasure in wine.

Developed by a legendary French wine chemist, Jean Lenoir, these kits are used around the world by wine professionals and wine fans alike. We use them at The Northern Wine School as part of our wine tasting experiences and wine education courses.

The kits contain a number of small bottles, each one delivering a specific aroma that can be found in wine. You also get a beautifully produced book to help you understand more about the bouquets that you’re experiencing. The aromas are guaranteed for five years and, in our experience, last much longer than that.

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THE NOSE KNOWS

This kit contains six aromas that are commonly found in wine.

Fruity notes: [2] Grapefruit, [10] Pear, [13] Raspberry, [15] Blackcurrant
Floral note: [29] Violet
Toasty note: [48] Toast.

It’s ideal for beginners and for people who want an alternative quiz idea up their sleeves – it’s great fun. Once you know these scents, you will find identifying the wine you like much easier.

£28 (inc P&P)

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WINE FAULTS

This kit lets you identify the twelve faults most commonly found in wine; whether it’s corked, oxidised or shows reduction.

They are: [1] Vegetal, [2] Rotten apple, [3] Vinegar, [4] Glue, [5] Soap, [6] Sulphur, [7] Rotten egg, [8] Onion, [9] Cauliflower, [10] Horse, [11] Mouldy-earthy, [12] Cork.

Take your knowledge to the next level or curate an extraordinary quiz for your next dinner party guests.

£70 (inc P&P)

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WINE DUO

24 aromas for you to learn – all common in red wines and white wines (including Champagne).
12 white wine aromas.
Fruity notes: [1] Lemon, [2] Grapefruit, [4] Pineapple, [6] Lychee, [8] Muscat, [10] Pear.
Floral notes: [24] Hawthorn, [27] Honey.
Vegetal note: [37] Boxwood (or Blackcurrant Bud).
Animal note: [47] Butter.
Roasted notes…

£135 (inc P&P)

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THE MASTER KIT

This is the kit, the ultimate olfactory reference work containing 54 aromas.
Fruity notes: [1] Lemon, [2] Grapefruit, [3] Orange. [4] Pineapple, [5] Banana, [6] Lychee, [7] Melon, [8] Muscat, [9] Apple, [10] Pear, [11] Quince, [12] Strawberry, [13] Raspberry, [14] Redcurrant, [15] Blackcurrant, [16] Bilberry, [17] Blackberry, [18] Cherry, [19] Apricot, [20] Peach, [21] Marzipan, [22] Prune, [23] Walnut…

£265 (inc P&P)

The nose knows

This kit contains six aromas that are commonly found in wine.

Fruity notes: [2] Grapefruit, [10] Pear, [13] Raspberry, [15] Blackcurrant
Floral note: [29] Violet
Toasty note: [48] Toast.

It’s ideal for beginners and for people who want an alternative quiz idea up their sleeves – it’s great fun. Once you know these scents, you will find identifying the wine you like much easier.

£28 (inc P&P)

Wine faults

This kit lets you identify the twelve faults most commonly found in wine; whether it’s corked, oxidised or shows reduction.

They are: [1] Vegetal, [2] Rotten apple, [3] Vinegar, [4] Glue, [5] Soap, [6] Sulphur, [7] Rotten egg, [8] Onion, [9] Cauliflower, [10] Horse, [11] Mouldy-earthy, [12] Cork.

Take your knowledge to the next level or curate an extraordinary quiz for your next dinner party guests.

£70 (inc P&P)

WINE DUO

24 aromas for you to learn – all common in red wines and white wines (including Champagne).
12 white wine aromas.
Fruity notes: [1] Lemon, [2] Grapefruit, [4] Pineapple, [6] Lychee, [8] Muscat, [10] Pear.
Floral notes: [24] Hawthorn, [27] Honey.

Vegetal note: [37] Boxwood (or Blackcurrant Bud).
Animal note: [47] Butter.
Roasted notes: [48] Toast, [50] Roasted Hazelnut.
12 red wine aromas.

Fruity notes: [12] Strawberry, [13] Raspberry, [15] Blackcurrant, [17] Blackberry, [18] Cherry. Floral note: [29] Violet.
Vegetal notes: [30] Bell Pepper/Capsicum, [32] Truffle, [36] Liquorice, [40] Vanilla, [43] Pepper. Roasted note: [54] Smoky Note.

This kit also comes with three booklets: one about smell and taste and then two about white wines and red wines to show how in both the New and Old Worlds, the 24 key aromas reflect grape varieties and vineyards.

£135 (inc P&P)

The master kit

This is the kit, the ultimate olfactory reference work containing 54 aromas.
Fruity notes: [1] Lemon, [2] Grapefruit, [3] Orange. [4] Pineapple, [5] Banana, [6] Lychee, [7] Melon, [8] Muscat, [9] Apple, [10] Pear, [11] Quince, [12] Strawberry, [13] Raspberry, [14] Redcurrant, [15] Blackcurrant, [16] Bilberry, [17] Blackberry, [18] Cherry, [19] Apricot, [20] Peach, [21] Marzipan, [22] Prune, [23] Walnut.

Floral notes: [24] Hawthorn, [25] Acacia, [26] Linden, [27] Honey, [28] Rose, [29] Violet.

Vegetal and spicy notes: [30] Bell pepper/Capsicum, [31] Mushroom, [32] Truffle, [33] Wine Lees, [34] Cedar, [35] Pine, [36] Liquorice, [37] Boxwood (or Blackcurrant Bud), [38] Cut Hay, [39] Thyme, [40] Vanilla, [41] Cinnamon, [42] Clove, [43] Pepper, [44] Saffron.
Animal notes: [45] Leather, [46] Musk, [47] Butter.
Roasted notes: [48] Toast, [49] Roasted Almond, [50] Roasted Hazelnut, [51] Caramel, [52] Coffee, [53] Chocolate, [54] smoky note.

This comes with 54 index cards that explain the link between aromas and wine plus a book that shows how in both the New and Old Worlds, the 54 aromas reflect grape varieties and vineyards.

£265 (inc P&P)