University Wine Training Kit

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University Wine Training Kit

$350.00 Bottle
  • Closure: Cork

Developed by an Australian, Dr.Alan Young, with the help of the Centre of International Wine Studies at the University of Western Sydney and San Francisco’s International Wine Academy, this is the only kit in the world that provides training to an individual in the senses of smell, taste, touch and visualisation.

The kit makes a significant improvement on the original "Le Nous de Vin" education kit first developed by Jean Lenoir.

Included in the kit are the following:

  • 13 White Wine Aromas (Lemon/Lime, grapefruit, apricot, peach, mandarin, pineapple, pear, lychee, apple, passionfruit, melon, walnut, diacetyl)
  • 13 Red Wine Aromas Strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, cassis, cherry, plum, prune, black olive, capsicum, guaiacol, liquorice, rose, green bean)
  • 6 Fault Aromas Ethyl accetate, accetaldehyde, vegetal, hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans, TCA (cork taint), blackpepper)
  • Other Aromas (Ethanol, ginger, linalool)
  • Samples of Wine Compounds for In-Mouth Training (Tartaric Acid, grape tanin, astringency, bitterness, sulphur-dioxide, toasted oak chips, untoasted chips)
  • Tasting Sheets, Scoring Sheets etc.
  • Wine Aroma Wheel by A.C. Noble
  • Making Sense of Wine book (168 pages) & Video (75 minutes) by Alan Young. These resources cover such diverse topics as the philosophy of wine evaluation including the significance of sight, how to judge wine and how to make independent decisions without being intimidated by the experts.

    Robert Mondavi comments: "For the serious wine enthusiast this book is a must. For anyone interested in wine, this book is a delight."

    Noted American Wine writer, Robert Parker, commented on Making Sense of Wine in Decanter magazine when asked "Which are your favourite & most influential wine books?" He said:"In no particular order, Burton Anderson’s Vino, Emile Peynaud’s The Taste of Wine, Andre Simon’s Wines of the World, Alexis Lichine’s Encyclopedia of Wine, Hugh Johnson’s Wine & History of Wine, Michael Broadbent’s Great Vintage Wine Book, James Halliday’s Atlas of Californian Wines and finally, Alan Young’s brilliant "Making Sense of Wine Tasting."

    The training kit adds a wonderful practical dimension to Alan Young's book and is sure to enhance the skills of beginners and professionals alike. The training kit is identical to Module 1 of the Wine Advisors Certificate (Level One) as used at the University of Western Sydney and at around A$100 dollars less then its entry level French counterpart, (Le Nous de Vin*), the University Wine Training Kit is destined to become the popular choice for wine enthusiasts in Australia and abroad.

    * Les Nous de Vin is a French fragrance only kit with no video, textbook or wine compounds included. Its 25 fragrance version is currently available in Australia for around A$400.00.size>