1A man's wine lives after him, bottled, corked and sealed in other men's memories. de Bosdari (1966) Wines of the CapeGood wines are living things and theyGood wines are living things, and they change with age, with temperature, and with context. Eric Asimov, New York TimesQuality in Wine is easier to recognize than defineMaynard AmerineEvery wine lover knows that pleasure is increased by understanding,and that the only real satisfaction is an intellectual oneJacques BlouinThe wine you drink is the wine you deserveEmile PeynaudQuality is the absence of defectsAnn C. NobleQuality to a consumer equals likingAnn C. Noble•"But no machine can muster the level ofcreative smoke‐blowing that wine writers cancome up with to describe what they aretasting It takes that special human ability totasting. It takes that special human ability tocome up with the hyperbole to really describea wine.”Anthony Dias Blue ,The Washington Post, March 12, 2008Perception of wine is a funny old business. Webring to the glass as much as the glass bringsto us. If you don't believe that, open a bottleof DRC with a random selection of people youmeet on the street. Get the point?•Jamie Goode (wineanorak blog, March 13, 2008)An integrated response to the sensory attributes, based on [your] preferences, expectations and previous experiences.QUALITY:Rating quality is a catch 22: Need to do it, but it can’t be done(??)US Wine Drinkers•40% of US adults drink NO alcohol•25‐27% of US adults drink wine•11% of US adults are marginal wine drinkersLess than once per week–•14% of US adults are core wine drinkers–More than once per week–consume 87% of all wine•55 to 60 l per capita per year (slightly more than theFrance and Italy averages)
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