professional tasters that regularly wine reviews in the form of regulated tastings and the results in books, journals and wine guides publish. In most cases, they are also active as authors on the topics of food and drink or lifestyle (see under Wine to food ). The best known of the guild exercise a significant influence on buying behavior.
A well-rated wine with at least 90 of 100 points by the US critic Pope Robert M. Parker achieves significantly better prices. The ratings of star critics even influenced the wine styles and certain trends in the winemaking initiated. Well-known, mostly as a wine author active wine critic: