Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 March 2009

288 Pages

5 5/16 X 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195384598

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Questions of Taste

The Philosophy of Wine

Barry C Smith

Is the taste of a wine in our minds or in the glass? Can knowledge make a difference to the pleasure a wine gives us? Do the elaborate descriptions of wines in terms of fruits or spices, their "suppleness" or "brawniness," really mean anything? Questions of Taste is the first book to examine the philosophical issues surrounding our experience and enjoyment of wine. Featuring lucid essays from philosophers, a linguist, a biochemist, a wine producer and a wine critic, these leading thinkers use their critical and analytical skills to address these controversial issues.


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