I suspect most people would say “good taste” is an ability to discern what other people in your social group (or the social group you
Tag: objectivity and taste
Wine: Will Chemistry Destroy the Romance?
What do we seek to know when we gain wine knowledge? We learn to distinguish the taste of Cabernet from Zinfandel, recognize the different flavor
Not Just a Matter of Taste
Sharp disagreements among wine experts about the virtues of a particular wine are common. One critic thinks a wine is flabby and disjoint; the other thinks
Who Needs Wine Experts?
I love it when my favorite wine writer goes on a rant especially about one of my favorite topics. The Wine Spectator’s Matt Kramer writes:
Subjective Tastes and Mixed Messages: Is the Wine Industry Harming its Image?
This post from Steve Heimoff got me thinking about how the wine industry steps on its message when writers and salespersons insist that wine tasting
Wine Scores and Subjectivity
Another day, another complaint about wine scores. At Wine Searcher, Joel Peterson, head winemaker at Ravenswood, in response to a question about the 100-point scoring