The Taste of Wine

The Art and Science of Wine Appreciation

Recommended by Barry C. Smith, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #27 in Wine

The definitive text of tasting and evaluating wine by the recognized world authority. Physiology of the senses, the role of memory, analysis and training, pitfalls, illusions, tricks and techniques. How to determine and define quality and value in wine. Practical guidance on statistical interpre-tations, tasting tools and wine vocabulary. Essential for all wine professionals and serious wine lovers." less

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Barry C. Smith Peynaud is the grandfather of oenology — the science of winemaking and of wine assessment. Peynaud is revered in the world of wine as the grandmaster who really put thinking about winemaking and thinking of all of the factors that are involved in creating a better wine on a scientific standing. Émile Peynaud in this book, The Taste of Wine, is daring to do something which you think science would fight shy of: talking of the experience of taste. As a philosopher and as a philosopher of perception, it’s intriguing to get somebody who is — though he doesn’t see himself as a philosopher —... (Source)

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