jamie goode's wine blog: Philosophy of wine...two books

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Philosophy of wine...two books

Just a heads up about a new book, coming out in September 2007. It's entitled Wine and philosophy: a symposium on thinking and drinking. I'm a contributor, with a chapter entitled Experiencing Wine: Why Critics Mess Up (Some of the Time). There are some decent high-powered contributors so I'm looking forward to reading it when it comes out. Preceding this volume, there's another book on the same topic coming out in the next month or so, titled Questions of taste, another multiauthour work in which I also have a paper as a token wine writer with a philosophical bent. I reckon you should buy both. It won't benefit me financially (let me reassure you that because academics are used to writing for nothing, these were the least lucrative articles I ever penned), but I'd just be pleased to see these worthy, interesting projects both succeed.



At 8:44 PM, Blogger Arvid said...

Excellent Jamie, thanks for the tips.

My view of wine was turned upside down when I read about Brochhet's studies in your book and its something I really want to read abou and investigate further. It feels to me like tasting technique praxis might actually be holding us back as far as appreciating wine goes, and it's hard to accept that wine experts are rarely tasting but rather associating... to me it seems like there is a problem with the way we use language when tasting that is hrd to reverse once you get used to it.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading more about serious topics like these. Do you have any more tips?

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Ole Martin Skilleås said...

Yes, I have. Douglas Burnham and myself, Ole Martin Skilleås, have an article called "You'll Never Drink Alone" in Fritz Allhoff (ed) "Wine and Philosophy" coming out in September. Let me be so free as to recommend it to you...

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Ole Martin Skilleås said...

Oh, sorry, that WAS the first book Jamie wrote about. Anyway, why not rub it in?

At 12:04 PM, Blogger Arvid said...

I'll order both of the books, thanks again for the tips.

Hopefully they will help me formulate my own thoughts on the subject which are a bit "out there" at the moment.

At 1:34 PM, Anonymous nigel warburton said...

Look out for a podcast audio interview with Barry Smith (editor of Questions of Taste mentioned above) on the Philosophy of Wine...this will be available from


from Friday 22nd June...and from iTunes in the Philosophy section which is a subsection of Arts and Culture.


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