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You can be a drinker as well as a thinker, 1 Jan. 2008
This book effortlessly combines the serious business of philosophy with the equally important subject of wine (important that is to lovers of wine!).
The book takes the form of a series of essays by both masters of wine and masters of philosophy. The essay format makes the book accessible and easy to dip into whether you are an amateur philosopher or an enthusiastic oenophile. The format also allows a wide spectrum of subjects to be covered from the philosophical question of whether taste can be objective (see the essay written by the book's editor, Barry Smith) to the science behind how the brain processes sensations of taste and smell (an admirably lucid article by Jamie Goode who is both a biochemist and a wine writer).
A perfect present for drinkers who aspire to be thinkers.