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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gamey

When you first stop and think about this rather unusual aroma term in the wine world, so far apart from the myriad fruity notes in wines, you begin to wonder what the smell of game has to do with fine wines. And as you ponder this almost philosophical point, you begin to be thankful for the clue implicit in the name, for wines with this note can indeed be beautifully synergistic with strongly flavoured meats. There is one point in which you can exult, if you are sure that you can detect a heavy gamey (gamy) note in the aroma...

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gooseberry

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Focus Aroma : Wine Aroma Kit : Gooseberry

The world is full of berries, and when it comes to berry smells we are always on our guard since we may have a mixture of berry notes in wines providing very complex aromas. More than perhaps any other type of berry we meet in the context of wine, the actual taste of a gooseberry (and here we mean the pure taste and not taste as a misnomer for the sensation of flavour - for which the major contribution comes from the Sense of Smell), is just as important as the aroma, giving a delectable sharpness and crispness. This is...

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Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Citrus (Orange)

Focus Aroma : Whisky Aroma Kit : Citrus (Orange)

This is one of the best-known aromas in the general category of citrus smells. It gives a “lightness-of-spirit” and delicate freshness to many celebrated whiskies. We use the special orange aroma molecule which is liberated from the peel as you peel a fresh orange. This aroma is very diffuse – we are all aware that even if someone peels an orange some distance away, your nose will invariably be alerted! Citrus notes are usually regarded as "Top Notes," appearing in the first part of an aroma sensation, and indeed this is also the case here. However, the special molecule in...

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Alan Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of the Aroma Academy preparing for the "Develop Your Sensory Skills" Class

Alan Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of the Aroma Academy preparing for the "Develop Your Sensory Skills" Class

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Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Liquorice

Focus Aroma : Gin Aroma Kit : Liquorice

The aroma of fine liquorice is a distinctive type of herbal aroma note but it does overlap in character with some other herbs - and so you may also be reminded of anise, star anise, tarragon and fennel. The aroma is entirely different from having authentic liquorice root in the mouth since the root contains molecules which are much sweeter than sugar and so provides a combined taste and aroma effect.  When nosing the Aroma Standard in the Gin Aroma Kit, there is an immediate aroma ‘effect’ on the wet strip, but is not easily recognisable until the strip ‘warms up’...

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