4. Aesthetic Attributes in Wine

  1. Douglas Burnham and
  2. Ole Martin Skilleås

Published Online: 25 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118323878.ch4

The Aesthetics of Wine

The Aesthetics of Wine

How to Cite

Burnham, D. and Skilleås, O. M. (2012) Aesthetic Attributes in Wine, in The Aesthetics of Wine, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118323878.ch4

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



  • aesthetic attributes in wine;
  • ‘aesthetic competence’ and canary wine and beyond;
  • judgments, of sensually ‘agreeable’ and aesthetic judgment of taste;
  • wine not an art, but an analogy with art, insofar as being aesthetic;
  • Terroir, not merely soil, climate or cultural, but within the aesthetic sense;
  • aesthetic experience, as the ‘seeing in,’ object qua physical perception;
  • critical reasoning, directing attention to elements of experience;
  • proceduralist version of institutional theory, revolving around aesthetics;
  • wine neophytes, and the necessity of an aesthetic competency


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Canary Wine and Beyond

  • Wine, the Analogy with Art, and Expression

  • Dewey

  • Seeing As and Seeing In

  • Critical Rhetoric

  • The Institutional Theories

  • Attention, Attitude and Appreciation

  • Aesthetic Attributes and Experiences

  • Aesthetic Experience: What Is It?

  • Functionalist Theories

  • The Necessity of Aesthetic Competency

  • Aesthetic Emergence

  • Aesthetic Competency

  • Notes