Alphonso Cevola’s post last week on the future of Italian wine got me thinking more about the aesthetics of branding, which I wrote about recently.
In tasting notes, wine education materials, and wine discourse in general, aromas are assumed to be the most accessible properties of a wine. In fact
Constant variation is the life blood of the wine community. The basic styles of wine—red, white, sparkling, and fortified—have been around for centuries. What makes
In aesthetics it is crucial that we distinguish liking something from finding it beautiful. I might judge an ordinary Chianti to be a good wine
What exactly is the appeal of old wines? I enjoy aged wines, just as they are developing their peak tertiary aromas and soft elegant textures
To me, what matters most about a wine is whether it moves the mind and the heart. Does a wine send thoughts on a quest