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The philosophy of wine : a case of truth, beauty, and intoxication / Cain Todd.

Author/Creator:
Todd, Cain Samuel, 1976- author.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (201 p.)
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Subjects:
Wine -- Philosophy.
Wine tasting.
Aesthetics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Can a wine really be feminine, profound, or pretentious? Is Château L'Eglise Clinet 1989 really a better wine than Château Belair 1989? Does a sommelier's judgment have any objective validity or is everyone's palette different and the advice of a critic therefore irrelevant? Is a great wine a work of art?
Contents:
Introduction
The experience of wine : tasting, smelling and knowing
The language of wine : chemicals, metaphors and imagination
The case for objectivity I : realism, pluralism and expertise
The case for objectivity II : relativism, evaluation and disagreement
The aesthetic value of wine : beauty, art, meaning and expression
Conclusion: Truth, beauty and intoxication.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-7735-9471-X
OCLC:
881552207