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Vinography's Wine Aroma Card Now Available in French

aroma_card.thumb.gifWhen 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.

Today I'm happy to announce that it has been translated into French, thanks to the kind folks over at InfoWine.Com, a multi-lingual professional journal of Viticulture and Enology that is the publication of a larger organization known as Vinidea, a professional services firm serving the wine industry.

The translation was fairly straightforward, though the term "petrichor" (one of my favorites) had no real translation and had to be dropped. Please provide feedback if you think anything is missing.

This French version joins the English, Spanish, and Italian versions that are already on offer.

If you find this card valuable, I'd like to ask for a voluntary donation. 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 these cards and find them useful in your wine tasting.


Francais: color | b&w
English: color | b&w
Español: color | b&w
Italiano: color | b&w

If you want to publish the card elsewhere, feel free to link directly to the PDFs here at Vinography, but please do not host the documents on your site. If everyone points to these, I can keep them updated so everyone gets the latest copy.

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Comments (5)

Alfonso wrote:
08.29.07 at 6:06 AM

Just in time for my French trip.
Urine de chat,indeed.

Thanks, AY!

Paul wrote:
08.29.07 at 7:32 AM

Hi, this would be very useful to me. I'm missing something though... what is the meaning of the different colors in the card and why are they grouped this way?


Alder wrote:
08.29.07 at 9:56 AM


Thanks for the note. The colors are mostly just to separate the sections. They have a loose correlation with some of the aromas (e.g. "greenish" aromas in the green section, "red berry" aromas in the reddish section) but it's not a "system" that’s supposed to add any value to the wine drinker. You should just ignore them.

Mariela wrote:
10.04.07 at 6:54 AM

Hi! I'm a teacher of English in Argentina and I found this material extremely useful, particularly because I've just started teaching English to some people who are in the winery industry and need this kind of vocabulary! Thanks a lot, and I hope to keep on learning from you, too!

11.22.14 at 12:14 PM

I'm extremely pleased to find this great site.
I need to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!!

I definitely liked every bit of it and I have you book-marked to check out new things on your blog.

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