Daily Wine News: Missing Parker

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-03-2017

Robert_ParkerIn Wine-Searcher, Oliver Styles worries we’ll be lost without Robert Parker now that he’s “retired.” “Whatever you think of the man or the palate, I suspect we might well miss it in the long run. That’s something I didn’t think I’d ever say, but the great thing about Parker was that his clout was so weighty and so revered that it almost became a hobby to find the counterpoints.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford reports from the inaugural International Rebula Masterclass, and explores the virtues of the rebula grape (ribolla gialla, as it’s called in Italy).

Anne Fadiman has an excerpt about taste, supertasters, and wine appreciation from her new book, The Wine Lover’s Daughter, in the New Yorker.

In Wine Enthusiast, Laura Beausire looks at how tasting room design is redefining the winery experience and highlights a selection of tasting rooms with powerful connections between design and wine.

How do vegetarian sommeliers pair wines with meat? Zach Geballe talks to several somms who weigh in on how they do it in SevenFifty Daily.

Synthetic cork producer Nomacorc is rebranding as Vinventions and the Drinks Business has the details.

“Santa Barbara is one of the most exciting and dynamic regions anywhere in the world,” says Antonio Galloni in Vinous.

In the Mercury News, Mary Orlin checks in on once-favored wines like Blue Nun, Mateus Rosé and Reunite to see how they taste to modern palates now.

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