I have met many people and have a number of friends who feel intimidated by wine! Well, maybe not the wine itself, but by wine waiters, sommelier, …Wine Masterclass #7 What use is knowledge in the enjoyment of wine?
If wine is an aesthetic experience, is it merely sensory or can knowledge add to your enjoyment? In this informative and thought provoking post, Dr. B takes a deeper look at the influence of prior knowledge and memory on our overall experience of wine tasting. While I tend to approach it as first and foremost a sensory experience- existence before essence- Dr. B challenges this notion by questioning the role of cognition in identifying aromas and flavours in a wine and determining its quality. It’s an excellent read with a refreshing perspective for any wine enthusiast!