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Emperor Of Wine [Reading] ➸ Emperor Of Wine By Elin McCoy – Buyprobolan50.co.uk This is the story of how an American lawyer raised on Coca Cola caused a revolution in the way wines around the globe are made, sold, and talked aboutThe world s most influential wine critic, Robert M This is the story of how an American lawyer raised on Coca Cola caused a revolution in the way wines around the globe are Emperor Of Kindle - made, sold, and talked aboutThe world s most influential wine critic, Robert M Parker, Jr has dominated the international wine community for the last quarter century, embodying the triumph of American taste Using Parker s story as a springboard, author Elin McCoy offers an authoritative and unparalleled insider s view of the eccentric personalities, bitter feuds, controversies, and secrets of the wine world She explains how reputations are made and how and why critics agree and disagree, and she tracks the startling ways wines are judged, promoted, made, and sold while painting a fascinating portrait of a modern day cultural colossus who revolutionized the way the world thinks about wine.


10 thoughts on “Emperor Of Wine

  1. Rob Rob says:

    In a conversation at a macro tasting the other day, the rhetorical question was asked about why do so many punters just stick to the same often not particularly distinguished wine The answer fairly jumped to my lips without stopping for reflection, it seemed so obvious fear Wine is frightening to the uninitiated Even to the fairly initiated, it can be pretty terrifying Prices that multiply exponentially, things you need to know about how to smell it and taste it, lest you get saddled with In a conversation at a macro tasting the other day, the rhetorical question was asked about why do so many punters just stick to the same often not particularly distinguished wine The answer fairly jumped to my lips without stopping for reflection, it seemed so obvious fear Wine is frightening to the uninitiated Even to the fairly initiated, it can be pretty terrifying Prices that multiply exponentially, things you need to know about how to smell it and taste it, lest you get saddled with a corked bottle And yet, its attractions once someone has the budget or knows the ropes are there for all to see What people want is someone who can help them overcome the initial hurdles When it comes to expensive wines, this is evenimportant That someone for many wine buyers at all levels is currently Robert Parker, the rather controversial Emperor of the title.This biography opens with Parker as a young law student who had practically never drunk wine before he was 21, going to visit his girlfriend when she was studying in France and being bowled over by the house wine at a cheap restaurant The start of a beautiful friendship, indeed It turns out this young, forthright, burly American had a nose in a million and hadn t known it before That he also had an incredible memory made him a wine tasting machine, who now,than 40 years later, has come to revolutionise the world of wine in a way that no one ever has before.The early 1980s saw a spreading of wine culture past its formerly tightly held class lines Wine knowledge was thus democratised, home truths were questioned, and Parker, telling it like it is, arrived at just the right time Untainted by advertising or corporate ties, but on the other hand deeply enthusiastic, he was able to pass on the excitement of wine to this new audience In a few short years, he became the main authority on wine, but it didn t happen without a serious work ethic Parker worked extremely hard and created a perfect vessel for his straight shooting opinions the Wine Advocate What happened next is essentially the subtext of this book Parker won the Midas touch for himself, the power to make and break wines, a responsibility he had never really sought Add to this extraordinary situation the fact that he hates to be criticised in any shape, way or form, and you have a dramatic result, a thin skinned Midas from the supposed b te noire the US of the country whose wines he so loves France forced to serve as the Emperor s thumb in those gladiatorial terroirs and doomed to have not just his brickbats or even faint praise efficiently converted into commercial death but his enthusiastic praise turned immediately into highly inflated prices precisely what he had wanted to avoid when he set out with his earnest criticisms of overpriced wines.Some odd tense choices aside, switching between past perfect and past simple and present tenses without it being very clear why, this is a fairly engagingly written account by one of the few people who could write This way about Parker after having seen him at close quarters throughout his whole career And being American herself, but decidedly not a fan of the kind of dogmatic sententiousness and self righteousness that can come from someone feeling their power not to have been sufficiently acknowledged, she is able to sum up the pros and cons of Parker very well, as well as providing a neat primer on certain aspects of winemaking and the wine business in general Indeed, this serves as a pretty good overview of what has occurred since the 1970s and how the US, with its large consumer base and a lightning rod like Parker, has been able to exert so much influence on what the Old World does now with its wines


  2. joe joe says:

    WINE GEEK ALERT This may be a tough, slow read if you re not into a Wine b Business of wine or c The influence of criticism If you re into 1 orof the 3 then you should read Elin McCoy s bio on the world s most powerful critic of any kind, the Man of Monkton, the big boy of Balti, Robert M Parker, Jr not Robert B Parker, the author Basically Parker s blessing can help a chateau in Bordeaux sell millions of dollars of wine in hours It can convert a fledgling cooperative in a WINE GEEK ALERT This may be a tough, slow read if you re not into a Wine b Business of wine or c The influence of criticism If you re into 1 orof the 3 then you should read Elin McCoy s bio on the world s most powerful critic of any kind, the Man of Monkton, the big boy of Balti, Robert M Parker, Jr not Robert B Parker, the author Basically Parker s blessing can help a chateau in Bordeaux sell millions of dollars of wine in hours It can convert a fledgling cooperative in a backwater Spanish town into a thriving, modern business Conversely, it can also make the world of wine a good bithomogenized, numericized and dull Read, drink and reach your own conclusions.For the french speakers who are interested in all this, you will definitely want to pick up a copy of Nossiter s Gout et Le Pouvoir which tackles the same issues, albeit in a muchopinionated, adversarial approach


  3. Fate& Fate& says:

    An interesting profile of a very driven, very certain, flawed man whose taste in wine has shaped the international wine market in ways both good and bad McCoy s personal opinion of Parker shifted drastically from almost worshipful to castigation and back again, and she never did seem to make up her mind whether he s the patron saint of wine or a stubborn old wine snob who makes and breaks entire wineries on a whim I thought the point system wasof a vote from multiple experts and averaged An interesting profile of a very driven, very certain, flawed man whose taste in wine has shaped the international wine market in ways both good and bad McCoy s personal opinion of Parker shifted drastically from almost worshipful to castigation and back again, and she never did seem to make up her mind whether he s the patron saint of wine or a stubborn old wine snob who makes and breaks entire wineries on a whim I thought the point system wasof a vote from multiple experts and averaged sort of thing, so it s good to know that it s based on one dude s preferences I likely won t put nearly as much stock in it as I did when I thought it was ademocratic process


  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    While a comprehensive and even in some ways critical biography of Robert Parker, this book could have beennarratively driven in my opinion I learned much about wine and its rise in America I just wished that alongside that learning I had learned a bitabout what others surrounding Parker thought of him including the author of the biography When the author s voice did come through, I found the bookcompelling.


  5. Meredyth Meredyth says:

    This is mostly about the politics of criticism, without as much biography or wine as I would have hoped I still learned something, but it wasn t exactly what I was expecting from the blurb when I bought it.


  6. Yazir Paredes Yazir Paredes says:

    Interesting book on Robert Parker Tells the history rise and challenges he faced The book tries to show both sides of the story.


  7. Kelli Kelli says:

    Pretty interesting to learn about Parker s background and his influence in the wine industry I d say this one has a specific audience, so not a general read As a wine enthusiast, I liked it.


  8. Danielle Chandler Danielle Chandler says:

    This book would be of interest to wine lovers and aficionados, but would be a bit dense for others just looking for an interesting biography No one has hadinfluence on the modern wine world than Robert Parker He invented the 100 point scoring system which is used throughout the industry and encourages people to purchase one wine over another Although I don t share the same palate for the higher alcohol, full bodied rich wines that tend to attract the Parker higher scores, there is no de This book would be of interest to wine lovers and aficionados, but would be a bit dense for others just looking for an interesting biography No one has hadinfluence on the modern wine world than Robert Parker He invented the 100 point scoring system which is used throughout the industry and encourages people to purchase one wine over another Although I don t share the same palate for the higher alcohol, full bodied rich wines that tend to attract the Parker higher scores, there is no denying that he provides information to help would be buyers make purchases The book highlights how much of a polarizing force Parker has been, and his overbearing arrogance is felt through the story


  9. Garrett Haynes Garrett Haynes says:

    Parker is a giant of the wine world, a revolutionary who has left his mark on the industry for decades to come It s ironic how in his quest to get everyone to focus on what is in the bottle and how it tastes rather than on pedigree he simultaneously accomplished this and promoted what he opposed He didn t believe in investing in wine but his scores pushed investments in wine that he rated highly He didn t believe in the elitism and the status centric wine world but he rose to the top and wiel Parker is a giant of the wine world, a revolutionary who has left his mark on the industry for decades to come It s ironic how in his quest to get everyone to focus on what is in the bottle and how it tastes rather than on pedigree he simultaneously accomplished this and promoted what he opposed He didn t believe in investing in wine but his scores pushed investments in wine that he rated highly He didn t believe in the elitism and the status centric wine world but he rose to the top and wielded immense power He wanted wine making methods to be a certain way and wanted to promote all kinds of wine and wine makers but through his scoring pushed the industry toward his preferred palate even though he believes he is not that way An amazing man and a great legacy even if controversial I appreciate and understand the scoring system better now and hopefully can use it as a guideline as Parker would prefer rather than as a way to find the best to impress others Just find what you like and enjoy, that s what wine is all about


  10. Donald Donald says:

    A very interesting look at the power now wielded by one wine critic, Robert Parker, who revolutionized the wine rating world with his 100 point rating system and his uber palate This is a good and balanced look at this controversial figure who has done a lot for the wine business The small problem is in the writing the author interjects herself at random times as I pulled up to the house , as he told me , etc that interferes with the objectivity going on Of course he told you that, A very interesting look at the power now wielded by one wine critic, Robert Parker, who revolutionized the wine rating world with his 100 point rating system and his uber palate This is a good and balanced look at this controversial figure who has done a lot for the wine business The small problem is in the writing the author interjects herself at random times as I pulled up to the house , as he told me , etc that interferes with the objectivity going on Of course he told you that, of course you were there She also makes some rather sexist comments e.g., Parker didn t have a road map, a guy thing Parker grilled meat well like all men that are entirely unnecessary in the narrative and drop the level of reporting on this unique personage


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