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- n. Changes in viticulture and winemaking practices in reaction to the opinions of influential wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr..
- n. A form of rustproofing for steel surfaces.
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The offending wine was French Bordeaux--long before Parkerization--and the author was Saintsbury himself.
Many winemakers are giving in to the (Robert) Parkerization of wines, using big-name red grapes that will make high-alcohol, knockout wines rather than the more-subtle, lower-alcohol wines — which come from a wide variety of little-known indigenous grapes — that have been traditional.
It worked for church and synagogue alike because historically, sacramental wine was sweet, said Alice Feiring, a wine writer and the author of "The Battle for Wine and Love: Or How I Saved the World from Parkerization."
I called wine critic Alice Feiring, author of the fun book The Battle for Love and Wine: or How I Save the World from Parkerization (reviewed by Grist's own Tom Philpott here) and asked her what people could expect from a natural wine.
Alice Feiring, author of “The Battle for Wine and Love, or How I Saved the World from Parkerization” and a champion of natural wines, writes in her blog, Veritas in Vino: “I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who love the differences in each vintage, who abhor homogenization, who want wines that make them smile, think, laugh, and feel sexy.
While the book is ostensibly about how wine writer Alice Feiring has been fighting back against the Robert Parker’s of the wine world (“How I saved the world from Parkerization,”) there’s more to The Battle For Wine and Love (Harcourt) than meets the eye.