You know you love wine, and why not? There as as many varietals and options available as there are tastes and preferences, and as far as hobbies go, wine enthusiasts have the most fun! But as a novice taster, you might find yourself lacking the words to describe what you’re tasting. And as your palette develops, you might be looking for ways to enhance your sampling experience and discover what it is that you love about certain wines.

Luckily, there is an amazing tool at our disposal that helps with just that. If you’ve ever wondered how to describe that favorite wine in your cellar or searched for just the right words to explain a flavor, the Wine Aroma Wheel can help. Developed to provide easy to understand terms that describe wine aromas, the Wine Aroma Wheel presents the most often encountered terms used in tasting. With the Wine Aroma Wheel, you can easily go beyond simple descriptors like “good” and “bad,” or “dry” and “sweet,” and move into a deeper conversation about flavor.

It is simple to use and as your senses develop, it will enhance your wine tasting experience. Don’t be intimidated by the wealth of information on the wheel either! It is simple to use. According to the developers, you simply choose two or more wines of very different flavors and taste, matching what you perceive to the inner tier of the wheel, where broad flavors are described. As your tastes develop, go toward the outside tiers for more specific flavor notes. The process is so simple and fun!

You can, of course develop your senses and palette on your own, but why stop there? Use the Wine Aroma Wheel at your next wine tasting or casual gathering to bring out the wine connoisseur in every guest. There is so much fun to be had in comparing your tastes to those of your guests and finding the flavors that make you love a certain wine. As your tastes develop, there is a world to discover in food and wine pairings sure to please. Have fun with flavors and set up a tasting card to compare wines. A blind test is always an exciting way to challenge and intrigue guests!

You can also take your upcoming wine gathering to the next level in choosing wines from your favorite regions, as featured on our classic VinMaps. Our elegant hand crafted wine maps depict regions and terroirs from a wide range of locales, and in addition to being eye catching and beautiful, they pair wonderfully in education with the Wine Aroma Wheel.

Wine lovers will take joy in developing tastes and knowledge about their favorite wines with the Wine Aroma Wheel and VinMaps. The world of wine is exciting and vast, with so much to offer in terms of variety and style. Take advantage of all the industry has to offer to take your love of wine to the next level.