Robert Parker

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Bordeaux, Argentina, and a Wine Riot: April's Best Wine Events

    We've all grown weary of the incessantly cold days of March; thank goodness April brings vinous relief to our lives with three highly anticipated wine tastings. If you've got an appetite for touring the globe through a wine glass, are partial to the left and right banks of Bordeaux, or like to tango ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Pressing Thai, Tahitian, and Balinese Grapes: 5 New Latitude Wines

    Welcome to the doldrums of winter. Unless you spend your weekends driving to the mountains, you're probably dreaming of warm, exotic locales to escape to during these blustery months. But don't imagine bland lagers and coconut cocktails -- the old drinks of tropical travels -- because more tourists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Help! What's the Best Gift for a Wine Lover?

    What's a really awesome gift to get for a person who knows way more about wine than me? I don't want to spend a ton of money on some fancy bottle, especially if I'm not sure it's to their taste ... Help! It can be a bit intimidating to pick out a gift for a wine nerd, but it shouldn't be. Defini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2012

    Obama's DOJ Compares a "Reporter's Privilege" For Leaks to Buying Drugs

    The Obama administration has had a tough time fighting the War on Leaks. From Bradley Manning's arrest in the WikiLeaks controversial to the successful subpoenaing of Twitter, critics have heralded the Presidency as one of the most anti-leak executive reigns in recent history.And a new chapter was w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Robert Parker Getting Out of Wine Reviewing; USDA Guidelines Say Some Booze is OK

    ​Robert Parker is quitting the wine reviewing game, passing most of his responsibilities on to his colleague, Antonio Galloni. [SF Chronicle] Joe Santos and Brad Estabrooke both make a Brooklyn gin (the latter is actually Breuckelen gin) and are locked in a trademark battle over the name. [NY ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Booze News--33 Cocktails Slingers Share Their Shaking Secrets; Classic Cocktail Books All the Rage

    StarChefs collects the cocktail shaking secrets of 33 bartenders. Joaquin Simo of Death & Co. says, "A shake should wake up a cocktail. Its function is to make it greater than the sum of its parts." His colleague, Alex Day, adopted a variation on the hard shake style to avoid the shaking-related inj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Booze News--Too-Cold Wine Is Bad; Critics Accept Free Booze, Trip

    Wine ratings kingpin Robert Parker has come under scrutiny since news spread that one of his critics accepted a $25,000 trip to Australia to taste that country's wines. Parker advocates staunch objectivity when reviewing wines, but apparently, several others among his staff have admitted to taking f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Peñín Guide In Hand

    Spanish wine critic José Peñín unveiled his Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine 2009 yesterday at a wine tasting held at the American Museum of Natural History. We had a quick tête-à-tête with the critic over a glass of vino or 30. You've often been compared to Robert Parker for your use of the 10 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    TABLOIDED: Hill and Obama's Last Dance?

    The end, it would seem, is drawing near for the Hillary versus Obama storyline, and so we have both New York City tabs giving the narrative its proper last hurrah. The Post goes to its trusty Photoshop department and gussies up the candidates like a pair of high plains drifters for its cover. The ... More >>

  • Film

    March 15, 2005

    Punch-Drunk Love

    Filmmaker-sommelier Jonathan Nossiter uncorks a vintage wine-industry exposé

  • Film

    March 15, 2005

    Message in a Bottle

    Rustic eccentrics wax philosophical and 'terroirists' denounce globalizers in wine doc

  • Dance

    July 6, 2004

    The Tender Touch

    Four companies celebrate in our city the 100th birthday of an English master choreographer

  • Dance

    October 3, 2000

    Toss Me the Crown, Sweetie

    Historical Raunch and Surreal Dreams

  • News

    August 24, 1999

    Château 'New York Times'?

    Times Co. Digital to court wine-swilling cultural elite

  • News

    August 4, 1998

    From Boho to Soho

    Artists Collectives Have a Recollective Moment