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Tag Archives: Robert Parker

• Yikes. Parker sues Galloni for Fraud, Breach of Contract

Yikes. Parker sues Galloni for Fraud, Breach of Contract

The Wine Advocate filed a lawsuit against their former wine reviewer Antonio Galloni today! Galloni previously wrote wine reviews for Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate, covering California, Italy, Burgundy and Champagne. CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:13-cv-827 The action is for “Fraud, Breach of Contractual Obligations and the intentional and unjustifiable withholding of tasting notes and […]

• Bordeaux 2011 “better than expected”

Bordeaux 2011 “better than expected”

With en primeurs week looming, hopes are high for a quick campaign, reduced pricing and vintage that is “better than expected”. Speaking to the drinks business, Simon Davies, head of marketing at Fine+Rare said that after a recent trip to Bordeaux he had a “loose idea” of what the 2011s would be like and expected […]

• Liv-ex interview with Robert Parker, part one: Bordeaux 2009

Liv-ex interview with Robert Parker, part one: Bordeaux 2009

Robert Parker kindly set aside some time to speak to us this week. The first part of our interview with him is shown below and focuses on the Bordeaux 2009 vintage. The second part will be published on the blog on Monday. Check back to find out which vintages Parker believes he underrated, who may […]

• Immediate reaction to Parker scores electric!

Immediate reaction to Parker scores electric!

Reaction to the release of Robert Parker’s in-bottle Bordeaux 2009 scores has been electric. Liv-ex reported that in the last 24 hours, wines from the vintage have accounted for 62% of the index’s trade with super seconds in particular leading the charge. The index’s blog noted that most of Parker’s 19 100-pointers had been climbing […]

• The Wine Advocate Spain Critic, Jay Miller, Leaving

The Wine Advocate Spain Critic, Jay Miller, Leaving

Robert Parker has announced that Spain critic Jay Miller will be leaving The Wine Advocate. Addressing subscribers to his bulletin board, Parker said: “After several months of consideration, Big Jay has decided to return to wine consulting, lecturing and wine retail.” Miller’s departure comes as the scandal known as “Murciagate” continues to gather pace, with […]

• Parker crazy about Bordeaux 2009

Parker crazy about Bordeaux 2009

“I feel validated that this is a truly, truly, truly magnificent vintage,” said Robert Parker of Bordeaux 2009 this morning. Speaking at WineFuture in Hong Kong, where he conducted a tasting entitled “The Magical 20″, he spoke of the “brilliance” of Bordeaux and the “opulence” and “finesse” of the best wines from this harvest. Parker […]

• Parker speaks out against rising alcohol

Parker speaks out against rising alcohol

Robert Parker has downplayed his effect on wine pricing and styles while criticising wines with an abv over 15%. In a discussion about increasing alcohol levels sparked by Miguel Torres in Hong Kong, Parker (left) said that healthier grapes from better viticultural techniques were giving greater sugar levels but that the resulting rises in abv […]

• Parker’s Winefuture “Magical 20” announced

Parker’s Winefuture “Magical 20” announced

Robert Parker has unveiled the 20 Bordeaux wines he will be tasting at Winefuture Hong Kong on 8 November. Christened “The Magical 20”, the tasting will feature 20 châteaux Parker considers to be “ones to watch” in the near future. “I have chosen estates that produce wines of first growth quality, although technically not first […]

• Lafite 2008 underperforms…by 2 points!

Lafite 2008 underperforms…by 2 points!

Lafite 2008 is the worst performer in terms of price of the last 10 physical vintages from the estate. In the year to date (YTD), the price of the vintage from the first growth château has slipped by 26% with 2003 also showing poorly, down 15% according to Liv-ex. Other vintages to show negative growth […]

• Robert Parker on Bordeaux 2010: Another Great Vintage

Robert Parker on Bordeaux 2010: Another Great Vintage

Tuesday night, at a small private dinner in London, in the company of six high profile Bordeaux buyers and one Medoc producer, everyone’s blackberry was on red alert. The reason? Robert Parker, the world’s most influential wine critic, was releasing his scores for the Bordeaux 2010 vintage and updating his scores on the 2008 vintage. […]

• Starting a Bordeaux Wine Cellar & The Best Wines to Cellar

Starting a Bordeaux Wine Cellar & The Best Wines to Cellar

The who, what, where, how and why of that magnificent obsession… starting a wine collection… Buying Bordeaux wine and more for your home cellar. How to get started…. You’ve been bitten by the wine bug and you want to start putting together a wine cellar.  What do you do first?  Prices are rapidly increasing and […]

• The Story of ‘The Finest Kosher Wine in America’

The Story of ‘The Finest Kosher Wine in America’

Jeff Morgan grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan – before the area required a skirt or kippah. He didn’t have a Bar Mitzvah, nor did not celebrate shabbat and he never kept kosher. But somehow along the way he learned to make what Robert Parker of Wine Spectator fame has said “may […]

• Award winning Korean-owned Dana Estates designated official wines of the G-20 Summit

Award winning Korean-owned Dana Estates designated official wines of the G-20 Summit

When Korean vintner Lee Hi-sang first went to Napa Valley during the late 1990s to buy land, there were few people who wanted to sell to a foreigner with no experience running a winery. More than a decade later, Onda d’Oro -a cabernet sauvignon produced by Dana Estates, Lee’s winery in Napa Valley, Calif. – […]

• Wanna buy a vineyard in Australia? Penfolds Grange is up for sale

Wanna buy a vineyard in Australia? Penfolds Grange is up for sale

Clarendon Vineyard and Winery is up for sale for more than A$10m. The Australian vineyard, at the northern end of McLaren Vale, has supplied fruit for some of Australia’s most lauded wines, including Penfolds Grange and Eileen Hardy Shiraz. Also the source of the Clarendon Hills and Hickinbotham brands, it was featured by Robert Parker […]