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The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization
The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization
by Alice Feiring
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.46

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2.0 out of 5 stars Misleading subtitle, 24 Jan 2011
Although some criticism towards the monopoly of Robert Parker might be welcome, this book by far does not live to its subtitle. I have the impression that the author is just plainly jealous and I even doubt that she is a wine tasting challenger for even a mediocre connoisseur. On certain points (for instance the stance of old versus new barolo) she is completely out of balance. In general she considers every new methodology in wine making by definition wrong and unacceptable. I agree tastes can differ but some consideration for what is happening in research labs of universities and others might be worthwile. Not everything new is by definition also bad. She did not save the world from Parkerization and with this book she definetely will not be able to claim this neither.


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