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Food & Wine Thursdays: Whither, Robert M. Parker Jr.?

A couple days ago it was announced that influential wine critic and noted hairstyle icon Robert M. Parker, Jr. was stepping down as the Editor-in-Chief of The Wine Advocate, though he will still continue as the CEO of the publication and will … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: The 100 Point Scale is Dead, of Pity for Wine Hath it Died

I’ve been perplexed in the last several months by online screeds titled “In Defense of the 100 Point Rating Scale” or some variation thereof. My perplexity wasn’t that I disagreed with the articles’ reasoning or conclusion (although I usually did), … Continue reading

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