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Questions of taste : the philosophy of wine

Author: Barry C Smith
Publisher: Oxford : Signal Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an exploration of the links between wine, in terms of taste and effect, and the human mind. Looking at issues of taste, appreciation and intoxication, this collection analyses the role wine  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry C Smith
ISBN: 1904955290 9781904955290
OCLC Number: 156780624
Description: xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jancis Robinson --
The philosophy of wine / Roger Scruton --
Knowledge, wine and taste: what good is knowledge (in enjoying wine)? / Kent Bach --
The objectivity of tastes and tasting / Barry C. Smith --
Wine and the brain / Jamie Goode --
The power of tastes: reconciling science and subjectivity / Ophelia Deroy --
Can wines be brawny? Reflections on wine vocabulary / Adrienne Lehrer --
Wine as an aesthetic object / Tim Crane --
On the evaluation of wine quality / Steve Charters --
Wine epistemology: the role of reputational and ranking systems in the world of wine / Gloria Origgi --
The art and craft of wine / Andrew Jefford and Paul Draper.
Responsibility: edited by Barry C. Smith ; [forward by Jancis Robinson].
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