Where does one start?

After yesterday’s post, I went home and was reading up a bit on what I wanted this one to be about.

It started making more sense to give you a bit of background knowledge on some aromas you may be looking for when you’re nosing (smelling) a wine. Those of you that have some basic or extensive wine knowledge, I’m sure you have come across the ‘Aroma Wheel’. With wine having such a variety of levels of complexity, it may get sometimes confusing on exactly it is that you are nosing. This wheel should make your life much easier. Familiarize yourself with some of these ‘smells’ and if you’re having a bottle this evening, try and see what you can identify with the help of this illustration.

You can also print it from this link: