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Robert Parker

Robert Parker is the world's most influential wine critic, renowned for his consistency and independence of views. Average to very good wines score in the 80s; outstanding wines 90-95 points, while 96+ is reserved for the extraordinary. Parker has a team of researchers and writers, and reviews referenced as 'eRobertParker.com' may have been written by Parker or another staff member.

Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator is an American periodical whose tasting notes and scores are highly regarded amongst the wine trade and American consumers. Wines are tasted 'blind' to maximize objectivity. Scores in the 80s are reserved for good to very good wines; 90-94 outstanding, whilst 95+ are deemed classic.

Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent MW

Michael Broadbent MW is the founder of Christies Wine Department. His Great Vintage Wine Book was the first book in English to win the coveted Grand Prix de l'AcadÙmie International du Vin, and his Standard Guide to Winetasting, continuously in print since 1968, has been translated into six languages. Broadbent's professional duties as a wine auctioneer have taken him all over the world and won him many awards.

James Suckling

James Suckling is a senior editor and chief columnist for The Wine Spectator magazine. He is the author of Vintage Port - the Wine Spectator's Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collectors and Investors.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is run by a team of editors based in New York, California, Washington, France, England and Italy.

Each expert offers a unique area of expertise to taste, enjoy and communicate a love of the world's finest wines in a fresh and accessible way.

James Laube

James Laube is a senior editor and columnist for The Wine Spectator. His books on California Wine include California's Great Cabernets and California's Great Chardonnays, in addition to the first edition of Wine Spectator's California Wine.

Vinous

Vinous is a collaboration between some of the finest and most objective palates on the planet, including founder Antonio Galloni, Stephen Tanzer, Joshua Reynolds and Ian D'Agata. Its experts visit hundreds of wineries and taste thousands of wines each year.