Larger than life: Profiling Parker

3rd August, 2015 by Patrick Schmitt

Robert Parker has been the most influential man in the wine industry for over 30 years, and in this exclusive interview with db, he pulls no punches when it comes to Bordeaux, blind tasting and perfect scores.

People with power always attract criticism. Be they political leaders, celebrities, or any high-profile personality, their influence invites comment, particularly the negative sort, and especially in Britain. So it’s no surprise that Robert Parker, undoubtedly the world’s most influential wine writer, should be scrutinised for his every remark, note or score. Nevertheless, there’s an inexplicable undercurrent of derision for a man who has done nothing more controversial for the last 37 years than review wines. What, exactly, has Parker done wrong?

Having read his work over the years,….

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One Response to “Larger than life: Profiling Parker”

  1. Cyrene says:

    A Hard-working man, modest, with a solid sense of humor, who love wines and food, with a true dignity and a sense of honesty that most journalists could only dream of. He did a lot for the world, getting dozens of millions to understand and aprreciate wine. Thank you Sir Robert, for what you have done and for always being true to your word. The wine world owes you a colossal statue to show its gratitude.

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