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The philosophy of wine : a case of truth, beauty, and intoxication

Author: Cain Samuel Todd
Publisher: Montréal [Québec] ; Ithaca [N.Y.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can a wine really be feminine, profound, or pretentious? Is Chateau L'Eglise Clinet 1989 really a better wine than Chateau Belair 1989? Does a sommelier's judgment have any objective validity or is  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cain Samuel Todd
ISBN: 9780773538382 0773538380
OCLC Number: 667805575
Description: x, 189 pages ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: Cain Todd.
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