Bordeaux wines, Robert Parker

Parker steps down as reviewer of Bordeaux wines

It’s big news this week for the wine community and, more specifically, Bordeaux wine producers – Robert Parker is stepping down from reviewing Bordeaux wines altogether. Last year he announced that, after a 30+ year career in the Gironde, he would hand over his responsibilities in the annual Bordeaux En Primeur tastings to British critic … Continued

Bordeaux 2010, Robert Parker, wine, wine investment, wine news

Bordeaux 2010 Parker Scores Released

Robert Parker released his scores for the Bordeaux 2010 vintage this weekend. 10 wines were awarded a perfect score of 100 points: Latour Haut-Brion Petrus Le Dome La Violette  Pontet Canet  Beausejour Duffau Cheval Blanc  Pape Clement Le Pin   In addition to this high count of 100-point wines, eight more scored an impressive 99 … Continued

Capital Vintners, Robert Parker, wine news

Parker inducted into Vintners Hall of Fame

Robert Parker, the most famous wine critic in the world, has been inducted into the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintners Hall of Fame.  Four people were inducted – Parker, Merry Edwards, Cesar Chavez and Frank Schoonmaker – by the nominating committee chaired by wine journalist W. Blake Gray.  Parker called his induction a “very humbling … Continued

Asian market, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, wine news

Parker steps down as editor-in-chief of Wine Advocate

Robert Parker Jr – the world’s most renowned wine critic – has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the influential publication, the Wine Advocate. A percentage of the magazine has been sold to three Asian investors (unnamed so far). The Wine Advocate headquarters will remain in America, but a large office will be set up in … Continued