Daily Wine News: Reaction to Parker

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 12-11-2012

Page 1 of Wine Advocate: Issue #1.

The wine world reacts to the news that Robert Parker has sold a “substantial interest” in the Wine Advocate and relinquished editorial control. Check out commentary from Eric AsimovJeff LeveTyler ColmanTalia BaiocchiTom Wark,  S. Irene Virbila, and Joe Roberts. Parker’s hometown paper, the Baltimore Sun, also covers the story.

Jeremy Parzen attempts to make sense of the massacre at Soldera. Alice Feiring speculates that “the money behind big Italian wine is not happy.”

“No one will ever plant a variety with an un-sellably difficult name.” Andrew Jefford comments on an often overlooked problem with difficult-to-pronounce grape names: They’re hard to sell!

In the International Herald Tribune, Eric Pfanner profiles Georg Riedel — and explains why “a good wine glass” matters.

Will Lyons tastes “way through dozens of wines to create a manageable, bespoke selection containing a tipple for every occasion.” (American translation: Holiday wine picks from Will Lyons.)

Jeff Siegel reviews the new (and improved?) CellarTracker.

“I find it less fascinating to read about important grapes like Syrah… than to browse through grapes I’ve never seen on wine labels.” Add W. Blake Gray to the list of wine writers praising Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamoz. On Wine-Searcher, Gray interviews Vouillamoz.

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy writes about Turkey’s “growing wine renaissance.”

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