Comments on: The Robert Parker bombshell http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traducere romana daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-53539 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:58:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-53539 easy, restrained and stylish

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By: GeorgeWong http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45233 Mon, 17 Dec 2012 04:44:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45233 I believed that not only significant structural changes were to take place at TWA following the move, but also the entire evolution of the F&B scene. Each transformation could help Singapore achieve her vision of becoming the region’s gourmet capital and a world-recognized destination for dining, nightlife and entertainment. It’s just like “Gangnam Style” in the wine world, with the newly appointed Singapore-based editor-in-chief, would boost “brand Singapore”.

Recently, the two new integrated resorts are changing the tourism landscape with Michelin-starred restaurants, celebrity chefs and world-class clubs. Certainly, it would be my dream to make Singapore into a wine-hub that Asia cannot do without!
Cheers
George Wong, Wine MBA
Oenologue & Consultant
Singapore

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By: WanderingPalate http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45128 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 00:52:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45128 I sense a disturbance in the force, and so much sour grapes… and poor journalism. Perhaps Singapore is destined to be the centre of the wine universe…and perhaps there is a wine and food audience and ‘life’ beyond America. One should not underestimate the talent involved here or be poisoned by the agendas of the competition… it is time to shake up the status quo

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By: Chris08 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45122 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:59:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45122 And my last laugh here: this pretty much validates my viewpoint,

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/fr ontal-cortex/2012/06/wine-taste.html

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By: Chris08 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45121 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:52:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45121 PS I recall reading one “expert” (maybe it was Parker) who, when asked what wines he preferred, said “I usually go for the cheapest since most of them taste pretty much alike,” or words to that effect.

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By: Chris08 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45120 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:49:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45120 What difference can it make? Wine quality is almost entirely subjective. I have had tastings with wine connoisseurs and the result almost always was that the most expensive wines were among the lowest rated while in general opinions “varied” widely. So why worry about who runs an wine evaluation scheme? Warren Buffett with his no nonsense Nebraska good sense had it right when he said most of the satisfaction from comparing wines comes simply from being able to waste time talking about it.

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By: Strych09 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45115 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 18:47:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45115 Frankly, I only subscribed to the Wine Advocate because Parker, while I don’t always share his enthusiasm for big fruit bomb wines that don’t seem to pair well with ANY food, at least had integrity. And he was usually fun to read.

This group of Singaporean investors seems like they’re going to upend everything that made subscribing to the Wine Advocate (over other similar publications) make sense, which means a lot of American subscribers (if they’re like me) are going to let their subscriptions lapse, and then the audience that Parker spent most of his adult life building, which represents the goodwill that the group of Singaporean investors are buying, will shrink, with a significant concomitant reduction in value of the newsletter as an enterprise.

So the purchase only works on economic terms if they more than make up for the loss in American readers with lots of Asian ones.

And fresnodan, yes, slate is a taste. Take some very pure water, run it over some slate (yes, the rock) and taste what results. That’s the taste that’s being referenced in the reviews you’re referring to.

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By: Galbraith http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45110 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:53:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45110 I vote for Tommy Lam for the China Correspondent´s job!

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By: KenG_CA http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45108 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:44:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45108 George Lucas sold to Disney, these guys can’t live forever. So either they pick who to sell to, or their heirs do.

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By: QCIC http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/12/10/the-robert-parker-bombshell/comment-page-1/#comment-45106 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:15:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=19753#comment-45106 Sounds like he made a lot of money, what is not to understand?

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