What will they think of next?
I just received
a flyer in the mail today. In
magnificent color, a four page glossy brochure announced the launch of
eRobertParker.com. I can’t wait. Maybe
I can stop subscribing to all of the periodicals I get. Who cares what The Wine Spectator says?
Who cares about the latest in wine paraphernalia from The Wine
the brochure, you will be able to type in the name of a wine and receive access
to 36,000 different wines tasted by Robert Parker since 1992.
You can see the full tasting notes, ratings, and maturity.
If you want to buy the wine, click Find It Online and get a list of wine
retailers who currently have the wine for sale, sorted by the current asking
price. Category searches allow you
to find certain wines by country, locale, Parker ratings, vintage, cost,
producer or variety.
The launch date
of this site is November 15, 2001. You
can choose a quarterly subscription for just $29 or an annual subscription for
This baby could
change the electronic wine world. However,
we aren’t quaking at winostuff.com. No
sir, baby! We have the copyright on
Wino Bob. Who wants to be a
Wino Robert. This eRobertParker.com
operation may have world class funding, but we’ve got world class winos and
we’re free (note that I said “free” and not “easy”; well, I can’t
speak for WB). Look into the site
and let us know. Maybe we’ll
provide a free link.
For all subscribers to Parker's ratings magazine, The Wine
Advocate, take note. Six months after each issue is published,
Parker will add the contents to his website. Therefore, if you
were thinking of cancelling your $50 annual subscription, don't do it
unless you want to be perenially six months behind. Gee, isn't the
web for up to the minute news and facts?