19 Mar 2015 In view of Ferran’s very interesting article Is wine a tasting note or a drawing? published earlier this week about ‘drawing’ rather than describing wine, we are republishing this account of a lecture I gave in Oxford in 2012. Incidentally, I will be returning to Oxford this coming Wednesday at 4 pm […]

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Tante sono lo cose a cui bisogna pensare nell’apertura di un nuovo locale. Di solito si parte dal concept e dal nome. Chi siamo e cosa facciamo. due o tre parole che sintetizzino i nostri intenti. In cosa siamo diversi dagli altri? cosa vogliamo dire? che tipo di esperienza e di atmosfera vogliamo creare? seguono […]

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A comical script written by Alessandro Pepe to host your own Rimessa tasting with our wine club wines at home (or a laughable piece for your reading pleasure regardless).   INT. EVENING. YOUR LIVING ROOM You’ve invited for a tasting dinner your best friends / colleagues / your boss / your family. In front of […]

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What is quality when it comes to wine? This is a crucial definition. Consider two wines, a generic red wine from the South of France and a first growth Bordeaux from a good vintage. One retails for just a few pounds, the other for a hundred or more. Why? If a glass of each is […]

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Reductionism, the splitting down of a system into its component parts, and then studying these in isolation, has been a tremendously useful way of doing science. Most science is in fact done this way, but researchers are now beginning to realise that what the philosophers of science have been saying for a while – that […]

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One of the perennial frustrations of writing about wine is the poverty of language we have to describe taste and smell, and the difficulty of communicating what we experience as flavour with these relatively blunt tools of words on a page. Pick up a wine publication and read some of the tasting notes. How useful […]

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Beauty. It’s a rather complex concept, once you start unpacking it. Objects, people, ideas and actions can all possess it, yet we can’t measure it or define it terribly well. It’s also something that is of immense importance in our lives. Can you imagine a life devoid of beauty? And how much time and energy […]

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Jamie Goode’s Report on a one-day meeting held on Friday 10th December 2004, organised by the Philosophy Program of the School of Advanced Study, London University (http://www.sas.ac.uk/Philosophy/Wine.htm) Part 3: Barry Smith – Questions of taste Barry Smith’s paper focused on three questions that take us immediately to the heart of the philosophy of actually drinking […]

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Ormai locals nel quartiere di Middle Park a Melbourne e si celebra la Pasqua con le tradizioni del posto…silenzio nel cervello…quali saranno le usanze del luogo!?!? Facciamo così, intanto cuciniamo una pastiera napoletana e poi vediamo…ah, ecco…c’è l’Easter Bunny qui che è un bilby (coniglietto marsupiale indigeno e quasi estinto) e si va tutti a […]

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Jamie Goode’s Report on a one-day meeting held on Friday 10th December 2004, organised by the Philosophy Program of the School of Advanced Study, London University (http://www.sas.ac.uk/Philosophy/Wine.htm) Part 1: Roger Scruton’s paper – Philosophy and the Intoxicating Properties of Wine ‘Philosophers have probably drunk more than their fair share of wine’, observed Roger Scruton in […]

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