When I published the Vinography Aroma Card in November of last year I had no idea that it was going to be such a hit. I had been thinking of doing it as a little project for years after getting fed up with seeing all these aroma and flavor guides set up as round wheels in a way that made absolutely no sense to me.
I guess I wasn't alone in that frustration. Apparently no one else in the world has a round wallet either.
The original card has been downloaded thousands of times since it was posted in November, and I've recently touched it up with a couple of missing aromas/flavors since it's first version.
I'm also thrilled to announce that the card is now available in Spanish and Italian, thanks to the heroic efforts of two loyal readers: Oscar, who runs the blog SobreVino in Spain, and Gianpaolo Paglia, from Poggio Argentiera winery in Tuscany's Maremma. I owe them each many thanks and more than one bottle of wine for their help.
Together we puzzled through the various aromas and flavors, learning that America apparently has way more varieties of plums than Europe, and that while here in the U.S. we distinguish Boysenberry and Blackberry as two different fruits, they certainly don't in Italy. There were certain flavors, too, that just had no cultural translation (Red Vines candy, for instance), but on the whole, most of them have been effectively translated, we think. Native speakers, please give us feedback.
Finally, in addition to offering these new versions of the card, I'm doing something that I've never done here on Vinography before, and that is asking for voluntary donations if you find the card valuable. Most other such tools (OK, so theirs are laminated, big deal) are about five bucks plus shipping. Give me a dollar or three or five, but if you like it and use it, I'd love a token of your appreciation. You can do so by clicking on the donate button below.
Regardless, I hope you enjoy the card and find it useful in your wine tasting.
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