When Robert M. Parker Jr. began publishing his newsletter in 1978, the world of wine was a far narrower place.
Very few wine writers ever have made a living with their wine writing alone. For every Robert M. Parker Jr., Jancis Robinson and Eric Asimov, who look to be supporting themselves through their wine writing alone, dozens of other practitioners of the craft, many of them highly influential and every bit as insightful as Parker, Robinson and Asimov, supplement their writing with other gigs, sometimes related to wine, sometimes not. [He] might better have said, ‘This is the way it is, …
Robert M. Parker Jr. of Wine Advocate says this about the Keenan Winery 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon: "[It] exhibits a dark ruby color, lush tannins (not an easy achievement in 2006), sweet dark fruits, subtle barrique, and damp earth characteristics. Consume this attractive, seductive Cabernet over the next decade."
We could easily just hang our hat on that, but no, not us at Wine.Woot! We want to provide even more detail! That's why we took our questions about this …
Joe Roberts ( aka 1WineDude.com) visits via Skype and we enjoy some technical difficulties, a bottle of wine, and some interesting and deeper conversation about the importance of Robert M. Parker Jr. and The Wine Advocate.
There's a new critic in town for California wines and oenophiles are buzzing about what that could mean.
When Robert M. Parker Jr. compared this wine to "a prodigious," he wasn't far off the mark. It's that remarkable and unique. Made from 100% , it's rich and weighty but not ponderous--and its exotic aromas of flowers, fruits and spice simply billow from the glass.
This tasting was part of a great article about white chateauneuf by .
…is a primer on wine, including more than 30 experts on wine, including Hugh Johnson, Robert M. Parker Jr., Jancis Robinson, Andrea Immer Robinson, Joshua Wesson, Oz Clarke, Matt Kramer, Eric Asimov, Karen McNeill, and many, many more.
Matt Kramer on Wine is a collection of Matt's best columns from the last twenty years. Funny, irreverent, and incredibly insightful, this is classic Matt at his best. Fascinating!