I’ve often contrasted wine understood as a commodity with wine approached as works of art. But I think there is another useful comparison to make.
As a wine writer engaged in wine criticism, I taste a lot of wine. Some of it is dreadful, most is enjoyable but ordinary, occasionally
Edible Arts is on a brief hiatus. Please enjoy this post from June 2012. Fredric Koeppel’s recent post “Wine and Vulgarity”was interesting and thought provoking—an
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
Winemaking has undergone a scientific revolution over the past 30 yrs. Young winemakers now graduate from university programs laden with chemistry courses. Sugar levels in
Can wines be works of art? Some wines are beautiful. Some stimulate the imagination. Some are deeply meaningful–their flavors and textures connect us to a