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A Facebook User

I think he's dancing, but what do I know...

A Facebook User

Even if I completely set aside my own taste preferences and ideas about natural wine, I find that Parker has barely anything at all to say about wine compared to Alice Feiring. From Parker you get tasting notes that move millions of bottles. Who cares? You only care if: (1) your own preferences are similar to Parker's by coincidence or (2) you speculate on wine prices or (3) you are an idiot who wants to show his friends that he bought a "Parker 98" or whatever. Otherwise, you just don't care. I bought his first book on Bordeaux back in 85 and was much influenced by it, to my detriment. From Alice, on the other hand, you get much more context about the people and places and plants that make wine and much more profound personal reflections on what it all means and what it means to her. That is really different, and it is a new kind of wine writing -- wine writing for the post-Parker world.


I kind of don't know what to say, sometimes a thank you for writing this, has to be enough. Mostly, thank you for letting me know that I do bring something to the conversation and for speaking it out loud.


(Vin)dication: 100 points ;)

Joseph Di Blasi

wow Alice, I am without words really..
And I love the written words by Michael, the Facebook user :)


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I'm hunting the Leon Trotskys, the Philip Roths, the Chaucers and the Edith Whartons of the wine world. I want them natural and most of all, I want them to speak the truth even if we argue. With this messiah thing going on, I'm trying to swell the ranks of those who crave the differences in each vintage, celebrate nuance and desire wines that make them think, laugh, and feel. Welcome.

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