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Adrienne Lehrer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001

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Aromas and Wine Wheels

Aromas and Wine Wheels

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Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Wine descriptions since 1980 have shifted toward specific aromas in wines. Two important influences have been Robert M. Parker's olfactory descriptions and Ann Noble's Aroma Wheel and Sparkling Wine Wheel. More recently, a Mouthfeel Wheel was also constructed by Gawel et. al. The wine wheels consist of three concentric circles: words on the inner-most ring are the most general, such as fruity. The middle ring is slightly more specific, as in tropical fruit, and the outer ring, to which more examples can be added, is the most specific, such as pineapple, mango, papaya, and banana. The wheels are purely descriptive; hedonic judgments are not part of the structure.

Keywords:   aroma, aroma wheel, sparkling wine wheel, mouthfeel wheel, Robert Parker, Ann Noble

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