The problems with defining natural wine are well-documented. There is an inherent paradox in any attempt to be precise about what counts as “natural.” As
Science Can’t Take the Art out of Winemaking
Winemaking has undergone a scientific revolution over the past 40 yrs. Fledgling winemakers now graduate from university programs laden with chemistry courses. Sugar levels in
On Winery Visits and the Aesthetics of Toil
Most aesthetics is dominated by an aesthetics of distance, especially distance from the origins of a work. The aesthetics of wine is no exception. Just
Winemaking: Science or Art?
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Is There Something Wrong with Wine Lovers?
Human beings love certainty and stability. That’s why most cultures have held religious beliefs that assert that behind the contingencies of life there is something
Wine, Art, and Objectivity
Those who think wine cannot be art because, unlike artists, winemakers lack control over their raw materials have a mistaken view of art. The materials