Posts Tagged“wine advocate”

Are Napa Winemakers Robert Parker’s Bitches?

Robert Parker's Bitch from Josh Hermsmeyer on Vimeo. Here in New York, we don't really need to worry about Robert Parker or James Laube — they don't taste NY wines for their respective publications. For Parker's Wine Advocate, David Schildknecht covers New York and for the Wine Spectator, people like Thomas Matthews, Mitch Frank and James Molesworth taste and write about the wines of New York.  Still, this video put together by Tina Caputo of  Vineyard and Winery Management should be of interest to anyone who drinks or makes wine. And of course I'd be remiss not to give my…

More Thoughts on the Wine Advocate and New York Wines

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I’ve gotten a few emails about my post a couple of weeks ago about the Wine Advocate’s recent coverage of New York wines, charging that I was overly negative and (shockingly) dismissed David Schildknecht’s credentials. Re-reading my post, I still think I was pretty even handed, but I wanted to offer a few more thoughts to make sure that my feelings are clear. Now hear this — this is a milestone for NY and Long Island wines. There is no disputing that, regardless of what you think of the 100-point scoring system, Parker or his influence on consumers. This is…

The Wine Advocate Tastes New York: Some Thoughts

As many of you already know, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (WA) recently published reviews and commentary about New York wines, and many Long Island and Finger Lakes producers scored very well. This was, no doubt, an important success for both regions — particularly after the Wine Spectator’s slightly underwhelming and suspect reception. But what does it all mean? You’ll never find numbered wine ratings here on LENNDEVOURS (though I admit that I used to use A-F grades) — because they dummy-down wine and are largely meaningless without context. And yet, Parker ratings can make or break a winery. If Parker…