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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.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • 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.

    The Rioja Renaissance

  • 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.

    Grist - the Latest from Grist

  • 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.

    Wine: Naturally, I have second thoughts

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-06-01


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