Man Sues Parker for Life ‘Wasted’ Drinking ‘Overpriced’ Wine

Robert M. Parker, Jr.

A man from Texas is suing Robert M. Parker, Jr. the founder and former owner of The Wine Advocate for what he is calling a “lifetime wasted drinking profoundly expensive wine I don’t even like.” The man said he trusted Parker “to choose the best wines” and was willing to pay what he now realizes [...]

Author of ‘American Wine’ Doesn’t Seem to Know Much About American Wine

Jancis Robinson, author of 'American Wine'

In the introduction to her chapter on California in her newest book, American Wine, the preeminent British wine journalist Jancis Robinson writes, “California is the most important winegrowing state in the U.S., the granddaddy of them all in both prestige and production.” And of that small region within California, she says: “The Napa Valley AVA [...]

With ‘Advocate’ Reviews in Legal Limbo How Will We Know What Sonoma Wines To Drink?

God-Save-The-100-Point-System

At the center of a dispute between Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and former writer Antonio Galloni are hundreds of Sonoma wine reviews the Italian critic wrote while on a trip to Sonoma in January 2012. By his refusing to give the reviews to the Advocate and instead deciding to publish them on his own site, [...]