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Cheap alternative to wine aroma set - Le nez du vin


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#1 Mibr01ac

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:05 PM

Hi all, 

 

I looking at upgrading my Le nez du vin (12 aromas) set to the 54 aroma set but finding it a real pain of potentially paying GBP 300-500 for the set. Imagine all that nice wine I could by instead :).

 

Do anyone know of cheaper alternatives to Le Nez du vin? I have found a few but they are only 10-20 pct chapter which I still think is a lot. 

 

Thank you and I hope you guys have some good ideas. 

 

Michael. 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

Would you be willing to make your own?  The eGullet Culinary Institute ran a course on evaluating wine some years ago.  The introduction has instructions for making your own component kit.  It was inexpensive, easy, and very useful for me.  Here's the link.  The instructions for making your own aroma (component) kit are down near the bottom of the post.

http://forums.egulle...valuating-wine/

 

Edited for spelling


Edited by Smithy, 24 September 2013 - 12:32 PM.

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#3 Mibr01ac

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hi Smithy, 

 

I would like to buy to have a "complete" collection of aromas but thanks for the link. 

 

By the way do you know how long the aromas in the link can be preserved? I assume it will only be for a few days or week and in the fridge. 



#4 Mibr01ac

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:23 PM

FYI i found this one but would like to find a even cheaper alternative. 

http://www.winevine-...ex-essences-set

Still think GBP 130-170 is too much for 40 aromas.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:25 PM

Hi Smithy, 

 

I would like to buy to have a "complete" collection of aromas but thanks for the link. 

 

By the way do you know how long the aromas in the link can be preserved? I assume it will only be for a few days or week and in the fridge. 

Mine lasted for weeks, or months.  It's been a few years now, but I remember being able to use them long after I'd completed the course.  I don't think I refrigerated them.  I KNOW I didn't try to taste them; :raz: but they held the aromas I needed.


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#6 Mibr01ac

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 02:27 PM

Thank  you. 

 

Anyone has some suggestions for some aroma sets?



#7 Mibr01ac

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 08:56 AM

Anyone?



#8 Jorge Undress

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:24 PM

http://www.theessentialaromas.com. Does it work for you?