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?
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.
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