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The Emperor of Wine: The Story of the Remarkable R
by Elin McCoy

ISBN: 9781906502249
PUBLISHER: Grub Street
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 352
DIMENSIONS: 234mmX156mmX24mm

This is the first book to chronicle the rise of Robert Parker, the world's most influential and controversial wine critic, who over the last twenty-five years has dominated the international wine world. This is the story of how an American lawyer raised on Coca-Cola caused a revolution in the way wines are made, sold and talked about, around the entire world. Parker's influential bimonthly newsletter "The Wine Advocate", with more than 45,000 subscribers in more than 38 countries exerts the single most significant influence on consumers' wine-buying habits and trends across America, Europe and the Far East, and impacts on the style of wine being made in every wine-producing country in the world, from France to Australia. To his legions of fans Parker is a consumer crusader but to his many enemies he is a self appointed wine judge bent on reducing the meaning of wine to a two-digit number with his infamous 100 point system of scoring wines.Parker has been profiled in countless magazines and newspapers around the world and most of his dozen books have been bestsellers. However he sits at the centre of huge controversy. "The Emperor of Wine" tackles the myriad questions that swirl about Parker and reveals how he became both worshipped and despised, revered as an infallible palate by some and blamed by others for making the world's wine industry into a single global market, causing prices to skyrocket and shaping the ta

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