Robert Parker Wine Advocate, a Michelin Company, Launches an Exclusive Selection of Wine Discoveries

As an introduction to the New York City Matter of Taste wine tasting event, the Robert Parker Wine Advocate’s team gathered to launch the very first selection of our wine reviewers’ favorites: their 10 discoveries of the year. True to Robert Parker’s vision to independently evaluate and highlight wines from all around the world, this innovative move will encourage wine lovers to explore new territories and learn about the passionate work of wine makers.

At Gabriel Kruether’s two-MICHELIN-starred restaurant, our team of wine critics demonstrated their commitment for bringing to the public’s knowledge the talents of tomorrow, beyond their already extensive annual review of fine wines. We are pleased to reveal that RPWA’s team “coup de coeur” for 2019 are:

2017 Lismore Estate Reserve Chardonnay, Western Cape, South Africa
2017 Scar of the Sea Chardonnay Seven Leagues, Santa Maria Valley, California
2016 Poesia, Saint Emilion, Bordeaux
2017 Martin Muthenthaler Riesling Viesslinger Stern, Wachau, Austria

By becoming a 100 percent shareholder of RPWA, Michelin affirms the fruitful collaboration initiated in 2017, during which time the complementary know-how and offers of the two entities were confirmed. This full integration will ensure the long-term synergies between oenology and gastronomy through the pursuit of experiences based on food and wine pairing, as well as the creation of new digital content and services.

“Leading RPWA’s passionate teams is not only thrilling, but also an incredible opportunity to combine the strengths of the MICHELIN Guide and The Wine Advocate,” says Nicolas Achard, newly appointed CEO of RPWA. “People curious about wine and gastronomy will be offered a unique set of experiences thanks to the internationally-recognized know-how and independent, unbiased selections of both companies.”

The new team’s ambitions include reaffirming its role as the worldwide reference for wine, by expanding RPWA’s geographical footprint along with the ever-increasing interest for wine culture in historical as well as emerging wine markets, developing a digital eco-system combining gastronomy and wine and providing exclusive experiences.

Our entire team of reviewers looks forward to pursuing this one-of-a-kind mission to achieve the company’s new strategic ambitions that will strengthen our relationship with our subscribers.

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