QUESTIONS OF TASTE
The Philosophy of Wine

Edited by BARRY C SMITH
288pp ILLUS 2007 LIST PRICE: £17.95 E279

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In this 'mixed bouquet' of essays, philosophers and wine professionals turn their attention to wine as an object of perception, assessment and appreciation. Contents include: The philosophy of wine (Roger Scruton); Knowledge, wine and taste: what good is knowledge (in enjoying wine)? (Kent Bach); Wine and the brain (Jamie Goode); 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).