professional tasters that regularly wine reviews in the form of regulated tastings and the results in books, journals and wine guides publish. Most of the time, they also work as authors on the subjects of eating and drinking and lifestyle (see under Wine with food ). The best known of the guild have 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 reviews of the star critics even influence the wine styles and certain trends in the winemaking initiated. Well-known wine critics, most of whom also work as wine authors: