Do wine and food critics have a special expertise that gives authority to their pronouncements, or is it all just subjective preference dressed up with
One of my pet peeves in the wine world is the outsized role typicity plays in judging wine quality. Wine education is largely about understanding
I suppose one of the original justifications for scoring wine was that it would give us a reasonably objective ordering of aesthetic quality. This was
Although wine writing takes diverse forms, wine evaluation is a persistent theme of much wine writing. When particular wines, wineries or vintages are under discussion
David Morrison’s recent posts on agreement between wine critics (amateur and professional) got me thinking about what it would be reasonable to expect from wine
What is going on when we evaluate a wine (or book, film, or musical work for that matter). Here is one way of conceptualizing it.