Over the past few months I have devoted several posts to the contrast between synthetic vs. analytic tasting. (Here is my initial post on the
Tag: wine aesthetics
Wine and Romance: A Valentine
It’s Valentine’s Day so I’m reposting this Valentine to Wine from the archives. Among all the alcoholic beverages we consume, wine is most often linked
Must We Like a Wine to Appreciate It (part 2)?
This week I’m continuing to ponder the question of whether, in wine criticism, preferences can be separated from evaluation. Philosopher David Sackris argues that preferences
What’s the Hook?
Back in the day when I was shopping demo tapes and playing showcases for record company execs in LA, every conversation revolved around “what’s the
What Fine Wine Is and Isn’t
Emily Saladino in Wine Enthusiast provides a good summary of various views on the perennial question, What Do We Mean When We Say “Fine Wine?”
Typicity and Its Challenges
Is typicity any longer a meaningful criterion for evaluating wine? David Schildknecht at World of Fine Wine has some insight into that question. Communality of