The debate about whether wine tasting has objective standards too often assumes a mistaken picture of how taste works. The mistaken picture is something like
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Are California Winemakers Cutting Their Own Throats?
In my Tuesday post, I listed a variety of obstacles to wine evaluation mostly having to do with the inherent unreliability of our flavor sensors
Who Do You Believe? The Wine Critic or Your Lyin’ Nose
Do wine critics matter? Isn’t taste subjective? Can there really be wine expertise in the same sense that doctors have expertise at diagnosing diseases and
Do We Need Restaurant Stars?
One of the big stories last week in the food world was the LA Times’ decision to stop including star ratings in its restaurant reviews.
The Travails of Wine and Food Criticism
According to a recent study, when loud music is playing, alcohol tastes sweeter and we more easily misjudge alcoholic strength. If you have spent much
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