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Synopsis: Interest in wine has steadily increased in recent years, with people far more sophisticated about wine than they used to be. And, inevitably, those who take a serious interest in wine find themselves asking questions about it that are at heart philosophical.
Questions of Taste is the first book to tackle these questions, illuminating the philosophical issues surrounding our love of wine. Featuring lucid essays by top philosophers, a linguist, a biochemist, and a winemaker and wine critic, this book applies their critical and analytical skills to answer--or at least understand--many thorny questions. Does the experience of wine lie in the glass or in our minds? Does the elaborate language we use to describe wine--alluding to the flavors of cheese or fruit, or to a wine's "suppleness" or "brawniness"---really mean anything at all? Can two people taste one wine in the same way? Does a wine expert enjoy wine more than a novice? These questions and others are not just the concern of the wine lover, but go to the heart of how we think about the world around us--and are the province of the philosopher.
With a foreword by leading wine authority Jancis Robinson (editor of the highly acclaimed Oxford Companion to Wine), this volume will be of interest to anyone who thinks seriously about the experience of enjoying wine, as well as those interested in seeing philosophy applied to the world of the everyday.
About the Author: Barry C. Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Birkbeck College and Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy, University of London.
Title: Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Forward Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Philosophy of Wine 2. Knowledge, Wine and Taste 3. The Objectivity of Tastes and Tasting 4. Wine and the Brain 5. The Power of Tastes 6. Can Wines Be Brawny? 7. Wine as an Aesthetic Object 8. On the Evaluation of Wine Quality 9. Wine Epistemology 10. The Art and Craft of Wine Index. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0195384598