There is a long standing debate in the philosophy of art about whether art must represent something. One side argues that for an object to
Category: Art and Wine
Wine, Art, and Objectivity
Those who think wine cannot be art because, unlike artists, winemakers lack control over their raw materials have a mistaken view of art. The materials
Wine’s Curse: Can We Break the Spell?
Two articles posted at World of Fine Wine’s website pose wine’s greatest challenge and perhaps the solution. Andrew Jeffords laments the high cost of the
Wines That Make You Think
Why are we preoccupied with beauty and good taste? Here is one answer—boldly stated and perhaps exaggerated but there is something right about it. And
Wine and Cuisine: Craft or Art?
In his wonderfully eccentric cookbook Eat Me, now deceased New York chef Kenny Shopsin wrote: I think the difference between art and craft is that
Interpreting a Wine is Like Interpreting a Work of Art
Philosophers who think wine and food cannot be works of art often argue that smell and taste, unlike the visual arts and music, don’t provide