Over the past half-century, wine has become increasingly democratized as more and more people, some of limited means, make wine a part of their lives.
Beyond Subjectivity and Objectivity in Wine Tasting
Posted originally at Three Quarks Daily It seems as if everyone in the wine industry proclaims that wine tasting is subjective. Wine educators encourage consumers
What is a Great Wine?
I haven’t taken a poll but I suspect the most popular answer would be that it’s subjective. That would be the wrong answer. To say
Wine Talk and Shallow Subjectivity
In beginning to articulate what it is about wine that moves us, we have to acknowledge that making wine and appreciating wine are both social
Reflections on Objectivity and Wine Tasting (Part 2)
I argued last week that flavors and aromas do not exist in the wine or in the mind but at their intersection. What exists in
Reflections on Objectivity and Wine Tasting (1)
The debate about whether wine tasting has objective standards too often assumes a mistaken picture of how taste works. The mistaken picture is something like