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Learn about wine aroma perceptions and their origins

Learn about wine aromas to complement the wine aroma wheel created by Dr. Ann Noble at the University of California, Davis. You may get inspiration from it to design your own wine aroma kit or just learn more about the aroma definition or wine aromatic profile.

Learn about wine aroma by following this guide

Like the wine aroma wheel, this guide has 11 categories displayed below. 

Click on the category of interest, and a new page will display the list of wine aroma definitions already available. 

You will be able to comment and add your two cents to this list, make other aroma standard suggestions should you wish.

Select a wine aroma category

Selected articles to learn about wine aroma

How to define wine minerality? Although Mineral is not part of the wine aroma wheel terms, it is a popular wine aroma term in both scientific and popular press that is worth defining. <Learn More>

Pursue your training with Wine Awakenings Aroma kits... <Learn More>

or make your own wine aroma kit.<Learn More>


This wine aroma guide is in progress and by no means pretends to be exhaustive as the wine aroma wheel does not pretend to reduce the wine aroma spectrum of wine to its content. It’s just a training tool for novice tasters to learn how to structure their wine vocabulary, discover the variety of aromatic profiles in wine and learn how to connect wine perceptions with wine tasting terms.

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