If we keep in mind the distinction between evaluation and appreciation, most of the controversies in the wine world can be cleared up, or so I argue in my Three Quarks Daily post this month.
It has become a truism that beauty is subjective, but as with most truisms, it’s only partly true. My article at 3 Quarks Daily this month makes the case for the objectivity of beauty.
I’ve been thinking about the concept of creativity as I work through issues related to the art of winemaking. In my Three Quarks Daily column this month I argue that creativity in the arts is more like discovering something new about your materials and less like inventing something from scratch.