This past weekend, some 500 guests celebrated Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s 40th anniversary at the third installment of Matter of Taste New York
“Matter of Taste is our chance as reviewers to meet our readers,” says Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
’s reviewer for Italy.
Highlights included a walkabout tasting featuring more than 250 wines (all rated 95 points or higher) at the Conrad Hotel New York, as well as several master classes and dinners with Robert M. Parker, Jr., himself.
“We use all of our expertise from going and visiting all of the wine regions from around the world and then encapsulate that into these exquisite and extraordinary events,” adds Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, editor-in-chief of The Wine Advocate.
Robert Parker kickstarted wine criticism 40 years ago with the publishing of his reviews. “The Wine Advocate has profoundly changed the shape of the wine world in its 40 years of existence,” says William Kelley. “I think that the level of producers and the levels of wines that we have today reflect the impact that he’s had over the last 40 years.”
Check out the full recap of what went down in the Big Apple in the video below:
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Video and photos shot by Kathryn M. Sheldon, an award-winning producer, photographer and editor with a background in still photography and television production. Having produced food and beverage content for seven years at NBC, she is currently producing video content for Robert Parker Wine Advocate and The MICHELIN Guide.