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They just archived the Italian discussion board on WA Roll Eyes


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I think there are a number of things at play here that we may/may not be aware of.

What we do know is that the sale of the Wine Advocate to Hermitage Wines, in Singapore, did not sit well with Antonio. It could be any number of reasons but first and foremost is Antonio's money making firm, All Grapes Media. He obviously could not continue to function in the same financial capacity under the new ownership. So, ironically, their ethical guidelines are stricter? Or they just want a bigger piece of the All Grapes Media Pie?

But there have been rumors that Parker sensed that Antonio was becoming too powerful. Just rumors and I love rumors...but where there is smoke, there is fire...just ask Daniel Thomases, Jay Miller, Dan Phillips, James Suckling, and whoever else...


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Good for him.


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Interesting piece in the NYTimes about this...AG laments the lack of wine being drunk at restaurants, and somehow thinks it's because people are intimidated and overwhelmed by wine lists.

No, it's because a glass of wine (and I mean a 4 ounce pour) can cost $15.00 - 20.00 at many restaurants these days. No wonder people drink beer or water!


Exactly. People are simply fed up with the huge wine mark-ups (bottles +300%)and will go with the more reasonable options especially in this economy.
 
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Jay Miller is always available to cover vacancies, for the right price.
 
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The new ownership at WA required all the writers be employees like WS. They would have no right to their work and the free use of their name in the industry at events etc. Galloni will take all his notes to his new site unlike former WS Suckling. I don't blame him for moving on when the rules changed. As with WS I will wait and see. I am not sure if I like the present WS notes/scores on Italy. I recently joined(2 month trial) Tanzers IWC and I find Ian D'agata all over the place with his notes/scores. I still find Suckling to be a great source for Italian and Bordeaux new releases. I enjoy his stories and history mixed in with his reviews. Galloni has a similar angle in that he spends a great deal of time in Italy and knows the people behind the wines. I don't usually drink wine blind so the story enhances the experience for me.
Let's see what change brings Wink


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I contacted erobertparker yesterday and had them cancel my automatic renewal. I'll probably switch to ST instead.

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I contacted erbertparker yesterday and had them cancel my automatic renewal. I'll probably switch to ST instead.

Good move!
 
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I contacted erobertparker yesterday and had them cancel my automatic renewal. I'll probably switch to ST instead.


Bro, I did not know you still took Parker.

While I do not take subscribe, he is pretty darn good predicting Rhone, imo.
 
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AG took his Sonoma report with him which was suppose to be placed in the newest issue. The WA indicated how important CA was to their publication.
 
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I contacted erobertparker yesterday and had them cancel my automatic renewal. I'll probably switch to ST instead.


Bro, I did not know you still took Parker.

While I do not take subscribe, he is pretty darn good predicting Rhone, imo.


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I was considering letting my subscription lapse and then when I got an email that said the credit card they had on file had expired, it made it an easy decision. Can't say it was all about Galloni leaving, but that did have an impact. It was a helpful tool, but I don't run out and buy things based on just released ratings/notes; so, it just seemed like it was time and put that money toward a bottle of wine.


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