Psychology of Wine: Truth and Beauty by the Glass

Psychology of Wine: Truth and Beauty by the Glass

by Evan Mitchell, Brian Mitchell
     
 

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A pleasure to read and contemplate, this book reaches beyond the conventional to celebrate the poetry of wine, as well as the reasons behind its unique resonance with the human psyche.

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A pleasure to read and contemplate, this book reaches beyond the conventional to celebrate the poetry of wine, as well as the reasons behind its unique resonance with the human psyche.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Written for both oenophiles and those interested in the behavioral sciences, this volume explores the reasons why consumption of wine is so closely linked to the human experience, especially in terms of culture, customs and habits. E. Mitchell, a sommelier, has teamed with B. Mitchell, an international consultant in performance management, to take a unique approach to the subject of wine by emphasizing its historical, psychological and geographical roots. An emphasis is also placed on the language used to describe wine, which is countered by a section that discusses 'how wine describes us.' " - SciTech Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313376504
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2009
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

What People are saying about this

Iain McCalman AOProfessor of History
"The Psychology of Wine will engage and entertain readers of all kinds. You will revel in the wit, erudition, and sheer brio of this delightful book. From a score of unexpected angles it carries its persuasive thesis that wine appreciation is a life-shaping experience. Like the finest vintage—complex, subtle and enduring."
Delia Viader Founder Viader Vineyards & Winery

"Wine–more than any other organism, entity or experience–reflects what it means to be human' is the provocative thesis of this fantastically documented work. It makes a passionate pledge to our senses, minds and hearts, examining every angle: from metaphysics, to literature, to common sense. The experience will never let you look at wine the same way again."

Iain McCalman AO Professor of History

"The Psychology of Wine will engage and entertain readers of all kinds. You will revel in the wit, erudition, and sheer brio of this delightful book. From a score of unexpected angles it carries its persuasive thesis that wine appreciation is a life-shaping experience. Like the finest vintage—complex, subtle and enduring."

Iain McCalman AO Professor of History, University of Sydney Author of Darwin's Armada and The Last Alchemist

Delia Viader Founder Viader Vineyards & Winery

"Wine–more than any other organism, entity or experience–reflects what it means to be human' is the provocative thesis of this fantastically documented work. It makes a passionate pledge to our senses, minds and hearts, examining every angle: from metaphysics, to literature, to common sense. The experience will never let you look at wine the same way again."

Delia Viader Founder Viader Vineyards & Winery, Napa Valley

Founder Viader Vineyards & Winery - Delia Viader

"Wine–more than any other organism, entity or experience–reflects what it means to be human' is the provocative thesis of this fantastically documented work. It makes a passionate pledge to our senses, minds and hearts, examining every angle: from metaphysics, to literature, to common sense. The experience will never let you look at wine the same way again."

Delia ViaderFounder Viader Vineyards & Winery
"Wine–more than any other organism, entity or experience–reflects what it means to be human' is the provocative thesis of this fantastically documented work. It makes a passionate pledge to our senses, minds and hearts, examining every angle: from metaphysics, to literature, to common sense. The experience will never let you look at wine the same way again."
Iain McCalman AO Professor of History

"The Psychology of Wine will engage and entertain readers of all kinds. You will revel in the wit, erudition, and sheer brio of this delightful book. From a score of unexpected angles it carries its persuasive thesis that wine appreciation is a life-shaping experience. Like the finest vintage—complex, subtle and enduring."

George M. Taber author of Judgment of Paris and To Cork or Not to Cork
"Mitchell përe et fils have written a book that appeals to the brain and not just to the senses. There's a delightful chapter on the role of wine critics, and the book's discussion of turning wine into words will please anyone who loves either wine or words. An impressive breadth of scholarship, The Psychology of Wine will delight any wine lover."
Professor of History - Iain McCalman

"The Psychology of Wine will engage and entertain readers of all kinds. You will revel in the wit, erudition, and sheer brio of this delightful book. From a score of unexpected angles it carries its persuasive thesis that wine appreciation is a life-shaping experience. Like the finest vintage—complex, subtle and enduring."

Meet the Author

Evan Mitchell has worked for more than 12 years in the hospitality industry, including positions as a sommelier and front of house manager in some of Australia's most celebrated restaurants. He is also the designer of wine education training programs currently being run in multinational hotels and resorts.

Brian Mitchell, father to Evan, is a psychologist who has taught courses in social psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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