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Wine Advocate

Wine Journal of Wine Journalist Robert M. Parker; look there.

Robert McDowell Parker jr. Baltimore-based lawyer Robert McDowell Parker jr. (* 1947) is the most influential wine journalist and wine critic of the world. At the end of the 1970s, the at that time unknown in the wine world disempowered the then leading British wine journalists. His nose is supposedly insured for one million dollars, which is why he is also called "The Million Dollar Nose" or "Wine Pope".

The impetus for dealing with wine was a trip to Alsace at the age of 20. In 1978, the first issue of the since then bimonthly magazine "Wine Advocate" was published, which included reviews of individual wines. Today, there are over 45,000 subscribers in around 40 countries worldwide. In 2013, Parker sold shares in a Soo Hoo Khon Peng investor group from Singapore and retired from the editorial office. His successor is Lisa Perrotti-Brown,

For the wine review Parker led the usual in the US schools 100-point system which then became the international standard due to its rapidly increasing influence. According to his own goals, he wanted to be "a consumer advocate" who, in contrast to many wine writers at that time, was in no way in the market wine trade was connected and thus had no conflicts of interest. Parker first received worldwide attention when he considered the 1982 Bordeaux to be outstanding...

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