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Wine Advocate

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

Robert McDowell Parker Jr. Attorney Robert McDowell Parker Jr., from Baltimore / USA (* 1947) the most influential wine journalist and wine critic of the world. At the end of the 1970s, the then unknown in the wine world disempowered the leading British wine journalists. His nose was supposedly insured for a million dollars, which is why he was also called "The Million Dollar Nose" or "Wine Pope".

The impetus for wine was a trip to Alsace at the age of 20. In 1978 the first issue of the magazine "Wine Advocate", which has been published every two months, appeared, which contains reviews of individual wines. Today there are over 45,000 subscribers in around 40 countries worldwide. In 2013 Parker sold shares to an investor group from Singapore represented by Soo Hoo Khon Peng and withdrew from the editorial board of Wine Advocate. His successor is the American journalist Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Finally, Robert Parker finally retired to the guest house in May 2019.

For the wine review Parker did the usual thing in US schools 100-point system one, which then became an 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 authors at the time, did not wine trade was connected and therefore had no conflicts of interest....

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