1. Douglas Burnham and
  2. Ole Martin Skilleås

Published Online: 25 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/

The Aesthetics of Wine

The Aesthetics of Wine

How to Cite

Burnham, D. and Skilleås, O. M. (2012) Introduction, in The Aesthetics of Wine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 16 JUL 2012

Book Series:

  1. New Directions in Aesthetics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dominic McIver Lopes1 and
  2. Berys Gaut2

Series Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    University of St Andrews, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337662

Online ISBN: 9781118323878



  • wine is not art, but wine appreciation is;
  • wine appreciation, as being all about wealth, class, snobbery;
  • wine consumption and appreciation, with newer countries and social groups;
  • wines, as for investment sake and consumption;
  • wine appreciation, recently ‘democratised,’ as being welcome;
  • wine expertise and the aesthetic competency it entails;
  • appreciator of wine, and claims of possessing competencies others lack;
  • aesthetic appreciation, on the underlying knowledge and knowhow;
  • sensory liking ‘subjective’ while aesthetic appreciation, being another;
  • the wine world today, food and wine, and the concept of terroir


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Notes