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De profundis gustatibus: Petit (mal)traité de dégustation

De profundis gustatibus: Petit (mal)traité de dégustation

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  • Publisher: Editions de l'Epure
  • Language: French
  • Release date: 09/2017
  • Number of pages: 86
  • Dimensions: 20 x 11 cm
  • Weight: 130g
  • Format: softcover
  • ISBN: 9782352552802


This little [poor] treatise on tasting is not intended to teach the art and the way of tasting, there are enough otherwise more serious works on the subject for that. He could, on the other hand, simply help lay the foundations for a perilous exercise when he is not sufficiently prepared.

A combat sport for sharpened taste buds, tasting is a biased art, which can be practiced alone or with others. Without nunchaku, but nevertheless with some basic notions and rules that you should know before throwing yourself like a beast into the arena of the tasting championships of the Revue des Vins de France or into the jungle of wine fairs and lounges in private cellars, where the winemaker is most often condemned to service in perpetuity without managing to make an ace of conversation. As the absolute does not exist, except in books or specialized guides which trade in it in a totally mercantile way, the wise amateur will avoid being misled by the critic with the ruddy complexion, the oversized ego, under penalty of end up with a cellar full of grand crus that are as expensive as they are undrinkable or wines as bad as they are unsaleable.

The Author:

Olivier Grosjean, amateur oenophile from an early age, brought up on cancoillotte and good Arbois wine, Jurassic naturist and pure hedonist terroirist, gynecologist in his spare time, is an authentic self-taught wine-taster who has learned everything he knows how to skip wine. When he is not tasting, he likes to tickle the establishment of the wine world with his pen, on his blog, that of Olif, a pseudonym initially intended not to pass for a drunkard to his customers. Who else but him could as well [poorly] treat such a beautiful subject as that of tasting? The question nevertheless deserves to be asked.

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