From the INDIAN WINE ACADEMY Newsletter — February 8, 2011 18:27
Robert Parker, world’s most influential wine critic and founder of the Wine Advocate announced on Saturday that he has decided to continue tasting only Bordeaux and the Rhône Valley wines and stop reviewing California wines except older vintages, passing the responsibility to Antonio Galloni.
Galloni, who has been Wine Advocate‘s responsible for Italian wine for several years, had been getting a larger portion of the review duties, including the influential portions of Burgundy, Côte d’Or and Chablis, following on recent duties for Champagne reviews.
In addition to his heavy and permanent work on Bordeaux, Parker was very instrumental in advancing the cause of Rhône Valley wines and Rhône-style wines in the US. His annual California Rhône tasting brought dozens of new producers to the attention of deep-pocketed drinkers, and a huge amount of money into the state’s wine industry. (suite…)