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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Robert Parker

Lunch date with Parker makes $100k

A bidder at the Heart’s Delight wine tasting and auction in New York has paid US$100,000 to have lunch with Robert Parker and 24 wines from his cellar.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

It’s 2011 Bordeaux that’s the “big problem”

While Bordeaux begins to releases the 2014s, one négociant warns that he needs to sell the 2011s before he even considers buying the latest vintage.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Haut-Brion tops Parker’s 2012 scores

Robert Parker has released his in-bottle scores for the 2012 vintage and noted that despite his initial misgivings about the price and hit-and-miss wine quality, there are “cherries to be plucked”.

Friday, May 1st, 2015 No Comments »

Lunch with Robert Parker up for grabs

Robert Parker is offering a private lunch for 11 guests with him and 24 bottles from his cellar at a charity auction in Washington DC later this month.

Friday, April 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Figures reveal Parker’s declining influence

As Robert Parker steps back from Bordeaux en primeur tastings, one fine wine fund has highlighted a number of signs that his overall influence is on the wane.

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 2 Comments »

Parker: High wine prices creating ‘caste system’

The high prices set by famous wine estates is shutting people out of the market and creating a “caste system of wine”, according to Robert Parker, who also admitted that he “is part of the problem”.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015 12 Comments »

Can Parker halt 2005 Bordeaux slide?

A wine investment firm has tracked the varied fortunes of 2005 Bordeaux and, with Robert Parker set to revisit the vintage, considers the impact of any upward re-evaluation.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 1 Comment »

Parker: Bordeaux primeurs ‘largely dead’

The practice of buying Bordeaux en primeur has lost all its appeal for collectors unless the vintage is exceptional, according to the world’s most influential wine critic.

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 4 Comments »

Wine is not for investing, says Parker

Spending a lot for a top quality wine is fine if you plan to drink it, but not as a form of investment, says the world’s leading wine critic Robert Parker.

Monday, March 9th, 2015 5 Comments »

Neal Martin promises ‘a more funky’ approach as Parker quits en primeur

Neal Martin promises a more “funky” approach to en primeur reporting for The Wine Advocate following the announcement last night that Parker is to stop reviewing Bordeaux in barrel after 37 years.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015 No Comments »

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