Questions of Taste: The Philosophy of Wine

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Barry Smith is Professor of Philosophy at the University of London.

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"Questions of Taste is enjoyable to read and clearly written with references at the end of several essays."--L.E. Erickson, CHOICE


"This is a book best read with a glass of wine in hand The wine will also be a good study aid, allowing you to read test the ideas the moment they are presented."--New York Times


"The serious wine drinker seeking deeper knowledge and a more meticulous appreciation of his favorite beverage will take from these essays a glimpse into deep and subtle structures of the human mind."--Booklist


"The net effect is of an enjoyably thought-provoking curiosity."--Wine and Spirit


"The questions it wrestles with intoxicate the mind."--The Times Higher Education Supplement


"[The contributors] prove themselves well up to the task of situating wine-centred questions within a larger framework of questions about taste and perception, subjectivity and objectivity, and aesthetic appraisal more generally."--The Times Literary Supplement


"This collection adds an engaging set of voices to the conversation with ten nicely matched essays on wine.... The potential readership of this book is wide.... this book is both a serious and an enjoyable contribution to the philosophical study of a subject that is itself both serious and enjoyable: wine."--Christine Korsmeyer, British Journal of Aesthetics


"This collection of essays is a gem, covering topics such as what we mean by 'fine wine', how we translate flavours on to the page, and the interaction between wine and the brain."--Tim Atkin, The Observer


"This collection of insightful essays addresses the experience, the language, taste, art, more. Drink and think."--Newsday.com


"This compilation of lucid essays by top philosophers, a linguist, a biochemist, a winemaker and wine critic addresses such questions as: Does the experience of wine lie in the glass or in the mind? Does a wine expert enjoy wine more than a novice? How much should we care what experts say about a wine?"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette


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