Posts under Tag: robert Parker
The Poetry of Robert Parker

I stumbled upon this poem, written by Wyn Cooper, that is comprised of phrases used by super-critic Robert Parker. Thought that you might enjoy reading it – Reading Parker The whites taste of anise, quinine, quartz, pears left to bloom in Provencal sun—reds masculine, broad-shouldered and hedonistic in a superexpressive road tar candied red cherry kind of way unlike the [...]

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Notes From the Wine Blobbing Underground

With all apologies to Fyodor Dostoyevsky for this bastardization of his great work in Notes From the Underground. The narrator in the story is an obnoxious person, so please don't take anything that I say personally –   I am an uncredentialed man… I am an insignificant man.  I am an undisciplined writer of oenological drivel.  I believe that I [...]

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Friday Good the Bad and the Ugly – January 8

I have decided that I want to try out something new this week.  I want to have a new weekly feature for Fridays.  Every Friday I will try to find something from the previous week that was good, something that was bad, and something that was, well I’m sure you can figure it out.  So here we go – The [...]

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I Am Robert Parker

Those of you who are on Twitter might have seen that Robert Parker joined the ranks of the Twitterati as @RobertMParkerJr.  While looking at his profile I noticed something that freaked me out a bit.  Given all of the comments that were being tossed around, I was reluctant to share my observations and come across as taunting Mr. Parker, with [...]

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Review: 2007 Louis Bernard Cotes-du-Rhone

I'm not going to lie, I went overboard on the 2007 Rhone wines.  I saw Parker raving about the “truly historic and profoundly great vintage.”, and started buying them up when I found them.  My first run at a 2007 Cotes-du-Rhone was pretty good, but it didn't stop there.  More's the pity. I purchased this 2007 Louis Barnard Cotes-du-Rhone Villages [...]

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2007 Delas Cotes-Du-Rhone Saint Esprit

Everywhere I look, it seems like I see another glowing report about the 2007 Rhone wines.  Parker has been raving about them, and @garyvee has praised them on Wine Library TV.  The real gems are in the higher price ranges, the Chateauneuf du Pape leading the way.  Still, there is great value to be found in the more affordable wines [...]

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Are wine reviewers full of poop?

This is usually the first question that a person asks when they hear some critic going on about the bacon that they smelled in their Malbec, or the starfruit in their Chardonnay.  I know that it was for me.  After starting to have my own experiences with identifying flavors and aromas in wine I started to think that Robert Parker [...]

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The future of wine

Whew, glad to hear that Robert Parker thinks that there is a place for us bloggers in the coming wine world.   Leah McNally has a great post up on Palate Press about the Wine Future conference in Logroño, Spain.  I have read some accounts of some of the sessions at the conference, and even saw a video of one [...]

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