The author : Jean Lenoir
Jean Lenoir: does he need any introduction? Born in Burgundy, his boundless enthusiasm, his accent and his work are a reflection of his identity.
In 1978 he pioneered wine’s début into the world of culture as a work of art thereby putting it on an equal footing with the fine arts. In 1981, as a result of his research into vocabulary to describe wine, he created Le Nez du Vin®, a unique and learned combination of written works and aromas that was an immediate success. Its originality astonished experts and amateurs alike.
Jean Lenoir created and fashioned Le Nez du Vin.
He is acknowledged for his know-how, based on experience and a constant focus on quality. His scent kit has conquered the world!
Considerable wine-tasting expertise
The presence of these aromas in wines is proven and identified in thousands of wines from all over the world, which are quoted as references, thanks to the work of Jean Lenoir and his team.
The quality of these aromas is irreproachable.
Each aroma is the result of in-depth analysis, a combination of compounds, subtle dosage, an extremely discriminating selection designed to produce the right aroma, that cannot be falsified and will remain extremely stable.
Practise with confidence. These scents are startlingly realistic, and they are guaranteed to last more than 5 years! !
“In our society there is disease and there are deficiencies. Lack of consideration, of love, of recognition are deficiencies that affect the soul. Even worse is our failure to use our senses to the full. The inability to see, feel, taste, and touch is a huge handicap. It is a failing that makes people feel inadequate, inferior, strangers unto themselves. Jean Lenoir ought to be acknowledged as a saviour for giving us the means to identify, recognise and most importantly, to put a name to aromas.”
Jean-Philippe Derenne, Professor of medicine
“What is the point of refining wine-making techniques and increasing the legal arsenal of protections of authenticity, if the ultimate beneficiary, the wine drinker, is unable to discern a bad white wine from a good cider? Or if he does not understand the range of information provided on the label?
Capable judgement of wines demands that the senses be trained and developed. To this end, Jean Lenoir’s book is particularly useful and instructive.“
Max Léglise, Honorary director of the Burgundy oenological research centre in Beaune (INRA).
“... a precious instrument for the education of the sense of smell and the olfactory memory”
Emile Peynaud, PhD, Author of “Traité d’œnologie”, “Connaissance et Travail du vin”, “Le goût du vin”
Le Nez du Vin : “This encyclopedia of smells is terribly useful.
It is also a pretty, nifty, executive toy and party game.”
Le Nez du Vin : "aimed at anyone wishing to increase their knowledge of, and pleasure in wine, ranging from the somewhat bewildered novice, to the professiona or expert."
Wine & Spirit Gazette Harpers
Le Nez du Vin : "Learning to distinguish the different scents of wines is one of the best ways of making progress in wine tasting, but finding the vocabulary to describe a particular aroma can leave us at a loss for words.
Le Nez du Vin : "... whether for business or pleasure, as a wine education aid or a challenging game among friends, professional wine sensory kit for wine makers or merchants, now becoming popular with sophisticated wine consumers."
The Wine Spectator
Le Nez du Vin : "...Recognizing the aromas is more difficult than it sounds, it's like meeting an old friend on the street and not being able to remember his name; Le Nez du Vin is a great icebreaker, the minute you open the lid, everyone wants to get into the act ..."
New York Times
Kit that help develop a nose for wine :
Le Nez du Vin may be considered a graduate program...".
New York Times
"The nose is the most sensitive organ. It can distinguish between thousands of scents. There is a fascinating product that can go a long way towards making the categorization of aromas easier; this remarkable item is called le Nez du Vin ."
Antony Dias Blue
"Our eyes are taught to recognize colors and ears to hear music but our nose has never been educated. Le Nez du Vin, an educational kit for uneducated noses. Even a novice can be taught ..."
" …I opened your Nez du Vin yesterday and had a fascinating two hours smelling. I must confess that, first time round, I only correctly identify 12 scents ! I congratulate you on the presentation, I shall learn a lot…"
Michael Broadbent Christie's
Le Nez du Vin : "... a precious instrument for the education of the sense of smell and the olfactory memory"
PhD, Author of “Traité d’œnologie”, “Connaissance
et Travail du vin”
LE NEZ DU CAFE
This time Jean Lenoir has come up with Le Nez du Café, yet another revelation. A learner’s kit for tasting that will guide you on the road to discovery.
Le Figaro / L’Aurore
The Nez du Café: An ideal introduction to how to become a coffee sophisticate.
The Nez du Café: Provides the major points of reference.
The Nez du Café : We tend to drink coffee like Molière’s Monsieur Jourdain wrote prose, without thinking. Jean Lenoir has put together this elegant presentation box so we can sharpen our senses and familiarize ourselves with the basic aromas in coffee, which range from the smell of garden peas to that of roasted peanuts. This first approach to coffee aromas comes complete with an explanatory brochure - a great gift for everyone.
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