Synopses & Reviews
Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of andlt;iandgt;Parker's Wine Buyer's Guideandlt;/iandgt; offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: and#8220;To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The latest edition of andlt;iandgt;Parker's Wine Buyer's Guideandlt;/iandgt; includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the andlt;iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/iandgt; calls and#8220;the most powerful critic of any kind.and#8221;
This new edition offers independent, inside information that separates the overvalued wines from their undervalued counterparts, regardless of pedigree. A revised format provides more information about each producer's wines in general and fewer tasting notes.
About the Author
andlt;b andgt;Robert M. Parker, Jr.,andlt;/bandgt; has been the author and publisher of andlt;iandgt;The Wine Advocateandlt;/iandgt; for more than twenty-five years. He has won countless awards, including two of Franceand#8217;s highest presidential honors: in 1993, President Francois Mitterrand pronounced him a Chevalier dans land#8217;Ordre National d