Daily Wine News: “Parkerization is a lie”

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 06-14-2018

Robert_ParkerLisa Perrotti-Brown argues that “Parkerization is a lie”—on Robert Parker’s Wine Journal, no less. “The truth about Parkerization is, in essence, it is nothing more than a sour grapes slur against Parker for validating a consumer wine trend that was terribly inconvenient for some. Today, Parker should remain a liberating symbol as the palate of the people…But there are still many wine communicators out there who want consumers to believe that Parker somehow tricked consumers…In reality, Parker is no more responsible for this consumer trend for the vilified “international style” as I am for the popularity of Dunkin’ Donuts in the 1980s.”

In Bloomberg, Elin McCoy looks at the MBA programs that specialize in wine. “…the courses are a good way to skip the traditional ladder-climbing in learning to run a winery, which usually starts with pouring wine in a tasting room or working in the office. For owners, they offer a quick way to gain essential knowledge, whether their wineries are tiny startups or entail lavish investments.”

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene writes about a recent retrospective tasting of wines from the Sonoma Coast’s Hirsch Vineyards.

Wine Enthusiast announces this year’s list of 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America.

Robb Report talks to Greg Brewer, winemaker at Brewer-Clifton, about the potential of the Sta. Rita Hills.

The Drinks Business reports on the latest Bordeaux 2017 prices released, including Margaux.

On JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming tackles wine’s great unanswered questions.

In Food & Wine, Peter Weltman on the boom of volcanic wines.

Comments are closed.