Post-Parkerism Is Here (and has been for ten years already)

Robert M Parker Jr was a dominant force in the world of wine criticism in the US for over a quarter of a century. He saw a brilliant future in the scarlet robe of a great 1982 Bordeaux, but it is now time to reconsider his legacy and free ourselves, to make way for new methods, from the all too “hip” action of consulting a specialist publication, with a marking system that is perhaps too cut and dried, before opening a “good bottle.”

The master of wines retired almost ten years ago; it is time to put the world to rights and be open to new trends, no matter if we must declare some vintage grand cru wine or other blessed, divine, etc.

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