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Conference Papers Year : 1999

Typicality, a judgement support for the wine critique


This paper examines the role typicality can play in the concrete quality wine market organisation. Typicity is often denounced as being an illusion, a kind of purely social construct used to enhance sales, create scarcity and high prices. These assumptions imply that the goodness of a produce can be immediatly perceived. The anthropological study of this particular market, and the focus on the perception of quality shows on the contrary that it is not. Quality is the result of the wine critique’s work and typicality is an intermediary notion that helps the wine critique to judge the wines. So rather than being a purely economic notion, the production of typicality appears to be fairly similar to the production of style in other artistic domains, and the denominations of origin are closer to author rights than to economic measures designed to produce scarcity.
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Geneviève Teil. Typicality, a judgement support for the wine critique. 67. Colloque EAAE, European Association of Agricultural Economists, Oct 1999, Le Mans, France. ⟨hal-02769691⟩
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