Hands down, this article in Financial Times by Tamlyn Currin (who writes for Jancis Robinson) is the best thing I’ve read on the vexed topic
Tag: wine aesthetics
Wine and the Many Sides of Beauty
Some wines have the status of classic works of art: First growth Bordeaux; Burgundy Grand Cru; or, well aged Giacomo Conterno Barolo to name a
Pet Names and Aesthetic Communities
When I started thinking philosophically about food and wine many years ago, one of the first things I noticed was that the wine world had
Epicurus On Wine Education and Its Perils
The ancient Greek philosopher Epicurus not only gave his name to the enjoyment of food and wine. He thought deeply about the nature of pleasure
Wine, Art, and Intentions
Are some wines works of art? Most philosophers would say no. Works of art are artifacts designed by human beings to express or represent something.
Are Single Vineyard Wines Inherently More Distinctive?
Tom Barras captures an important distinction within the wine-buying public in his post about wine appreciation. I could be wrong, but my gut feel about