Winemaking has undergone a scientific revolution over the past 40 yrs. Fledgling winemakers now graduate from university programs laden with chemistry courses. Sugar levels in
In the art world there has long been a debate between two methods for approaching a work—an empiricist approach vs. a contextualist approach. There is
Our capacity for generosity and renewal rests on inspiration, and beauty is among the things that inspires us most of all. As life in our
Are some wines works of art? Most philosophers would say no. Works of art are artifacts designed by human beings to express or represent something.
In recent years there have been several important books devoted to understanding art as a product of human evolution. The art historian Ellen Dissanayake is
Our interest in food begins as a necessity, and we tame it so it becomes a civilized want that can be appreciated for its aesthetic