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Blood on the cellar floor - Robert Parker sues Antonio Galloni

Blood on the cellar floor - Robert Parker sues Antonio Galloni | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
The Wine Advocate files suit against Antonio Galloni for "Fraud, Breach of Contractual Obligations and the intentional and unjustifiable withholding of tasting notes and articles."
David Swaddle's insight:

Is that the dull thud of egos clashing I hear?

 

Wine power-house Robert Parker is suing his ex-contributor Antonio Galloni for withholding work. Galloni claims that it was incomplete when he left and wouldn't do justice to the region.

 

With the background of a multi-million dollar takeover of Parker's Wine Advocate publicastion, and Galloni moving on to set up his own competitor, there's a lot at stake here.

 

This article is well worth a read, providing background to the entertaining fight to follow. However it works out, I predict blood on the cellar floor.

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Wine Writer Bullies

Wine Writer Bullies | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

A great follow-up on the $uckling $tory and wine writers acting as bullies.

 

Is it sensible that they keep on threatening to sue people simply for publishing what they've been up to? We're not talking about things being made up, but about the truth.

 

Surely they would be better off getting their houses in order than using the courts to bully people into staying silent?

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The Real Dirt on the Parker Theory and Chateau Al Gore

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The new issue of the Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) leads off with a fascinating article by Julian M. Alston, Kate B. Fuller, James T. Lapsley and George Soleas titled “Too Much of a Good ...

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The Madness Continues - $12,000 Wine Tasting

The Madness Continues - $12,000 Wine Tasting | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Robert Parker hosts a private wine tasting of 1982 Bordeaux for $12,000 per person.

 

Yes, the madness continues. In a bid to see who can set the craziest price for wine, Robert Parker is opening a few bottles from his famous cellar for the general public at $12,000 per person.

 

OK, so you do get to taste some wine, unlike those crazy bottle people buy to never open. In fact, this time you get to taste around 25 different wines. And you get to meet the most rated rater out there. And half your fee goes to charity.

 

I'll admit that I'd love to be able to afford to be there. Maybe next year?

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Campogate - Parker responds

Campogate - Parker responds | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Drinks Business reports on Campogate.

 

Robert Parker has posted the results of an investigation into "payments" received for tastings in Spain on The Wine Advocate website.

 

While heads have rolled, it seems that TWA doesn't see anything too wrong with what happened. It says that no payments were taken for reviews.

 

Waddayathink?

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