Wine Tasting and Community

I suspect most  people would agree that the point of drinking wine is to get drunk, or a least tipsy. But I argue in my Three Quarks essay this month, that the norms of wine tasting suggest a much different aim—the formation of community.

The essay is here.

One comment

  1. Really well written and interesting essay. I love the idea that wine tasters are “creating as well as consuming aesthetic meaning.” That description captures the unique experience of wine tasting in a way that’s never occurred to me before.

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