Wineworld new essays on wine, taste, philosophy and aesthetics
Rivista di Estetica n.s., n. 51 (3/2012), anno LII
For a very long time wine has been undoubtedly a constant reference of philosophy, and also of aesthetics. But in the last years the debate about its ontological, metaphysical, epistemological and aesthetic status has been constantly growing: what kind of object is wine and why is philosophy interested in it? Is tasting an aesthetic experience? Is it legitimate to consider wine as a work of art, and if it is what meaning of art is here at play? Is the world of making and producing also involved in the philosophical enquiry about wine? For the first time, an Italian Journal dedicates a special issue to wine, stemming from these and many other questions, with the aim to offer a new contribution to the international debate on this topic.