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Do winemakers make wines they like or wines that get high Parker Points? (The Parker Effect 2)

Do the winemakers make wines they like, or wines the consumers like, or wines to please the most influential wine critics (Robert Parker of the Wine Advocate, James Laube of Wine Spectator and perhaps some more)? That’s the question that Tina Caputa, editor-in-chief of Vineyard and winery Management Magazine, asked herself when preparing a presentation […]

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Robert Parker’s impartiality in question

More rough times for Robert Parker. Not only is he in trouble with the wine blogging community but he also seems to have difficulties with his own ethical rules. He has laid down very strict ethical rules for how the Robert Parker tasting and writing team operates. For example, they always pay their own hotels, […]

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“Robert Parker should be ashamed of himself”

That is at least what many wine bloggers think. Parker does exist on the internet, as eRobertParker.com, but he’s certainly not a dedicated Web 2.0 adept. More importantly, he has written several denigrating comments about wine blogging, wine bloggers, and the Open Wine Consortium (organising the American Wine Bloggers Conference), implying that what wine bloggers […]

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The Parker Effect (1)

If anyone doubted the importance of Parker Points (ratings from the wine guru Robert Parker) the story of this year’s primeurs should dispel any doubt. Liv-ex has made a graph illustrating the price evolution of Chateau Lafite 2008. On April 29 Parker published his comments on the 2008 vintage and his rating of Lafite was […]

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New edition of Parker’s wine bible, the Buyer’s Guide

Robert Parker, the world’s pre-eminent wine guru according to many buyers, have recently published a new edition of his main book: ‘Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide No. 7’ (yes, it’s the seventh edition). In this new edition it is not only Parker who writes. He has enlisted a team of co-writers for the comments and tasting […]

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Robert Parker likes Austrian wines

In the latest versions of eRobertParker David Schildknecht (one of Parker’s collaborators) rates and comments on Austrian wines. Of the 500 wines that are covered just over 200 are rated as “outstanding” (i.e. gets more than 90 points). All wines are from the 2006 vintage. Schildknecht especially likes the Blaufränkisch wines. www.weinausoesterreich.at and www.erobertparker.com

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