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Adrienne Lehrer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195307931

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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(p.256) 18 Conclusion
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Wine and Conversation
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Adrienne Lehrer (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.003.0018

This chapter summarizes the main discussions of the book outlining the topics of the three parts of the books. Part I dealt with wine words and the extensive wine lexicon that has emerged. Part II reported on the experiments conducted which interestingly showed that the nonexpert and even some expert wine drinkers generally did not agree on wine descriptions and often did not form a consensus on wines. Part III dealt with the functions of language and certain aspects of wine culture such as elitism, anti-elitism, and marketing.

Keywords:   wine words, wine lexicon, experiments, experts, nonexperts, wine descriptions, wine culture

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