I know I post more about wine than any other topic, but it fascinates me. Being a member of the American Association of Wine Economists, I have read many of the scholarly articles about wine pricing, and wine rating, and wine tasting. I also like to read about wine forgery. A recent article on the NPR website (here) by Alva Noe is really a defense of connoisseurship. By raising the questions against experts and their ability to judge the quality of wines systematically, the article links to some very interesting defenses of experts and their abilities, especially Barry Smith’s article on Wine Appreciation.