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Faults -- Identify What's Wrong with Fine Wines and Spirits

$ 149.99

Our much-anticipated "box of bad smells" that adds an entirely new dimension to drinks analysis and assessment. Thirty aromatic essences used by professionals to identify problems with the manufacturing process, and by high-level aficionados who want to fully understand the drink in front of them.

Use conventionally with the included aroma-neutral paper strips included in the kit, or add small amounts to "spike" tasting samples to discerns tasters' sensitivity to chemical faults. 

The Faults home study kit contains:

  • 30 aromatic essences
  • A manual that walks you through the use of the kit 
  • Aroma strips, which allow each aroma to evolve over time just as aromas evolve and open in the glass
  • A scoresheet that reinforces what you've learned from session to session
Includes four concentration levels of TCA, vegetal aromas, and more than a dozen chemical aromas that people often sense but cannot identify.