The Impact of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Transaction

Few people have impacted the wine industry in the last twenty years like wine critic, Robert Parker. His influence and palate helped create meta trends like the cult wine craze in the late 1990’s and a new style of wine affectionately referred to as “the Parker palate” where bigger, jammier wines are rewarded with high scores.

Parker recently announced he would sell a majority stake in his publication, The Wine Advocate to a group of asian investors and step down from daily duties. Master Sommeliers, Craig Collins and Devon Brogile sat down with Bill Elsey of to discuss what this means for the industry. I highly recommend wine lovers take a look at this and be open to the “new” wine industry:

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