I suspect most people would agree that the point of drinking wine is to get drunk, or a least tipsy. But I argue in my
Tag: wine aesthetics
Why is Wine Extraordinary?
It is not just a beverage but a revelation, almost a spiritual experience for some people. For others, wine is a subject that commands years
Should the Wine Critic Be Blind?
Blind tasting, in which the person tasting the wine is prevented from knowing the producer and/or price and in some cases the variety and region,
Wine and Spirituality
Edible Arts is on a brief hiatus. Meanwhile, enjoy this post from the past. The spiritual dimension of wine has a long history. Dionysus, the
Inflated Wine Scores and the Longing for a Wine Aristocracy
The latest brouhaha about wine scores erupted shortly after Christmas when The Wine Advocate, arguably the most influential wine review publication, released its latest assessment
More on the Benefits of Wine Knowledge
I’m still musing about how knowledge—of wine, cheese, landscapes, whatever—can influence our perceptions. In a previous post I wondered whether philosopher Kent Bach is right