Posted on January 26th, 2009
How I Saved the World from Parkerization (by Alice Feiring) is a well thought out, clearly presented book about how wines are being made to suit one particular person’s palate.
To gain the recognition and high scores from one of the world’s most influential wine writers, Robert Parker, winemakers will adopt certain winemaking techniques.
The result? High scores, increased demand on one side with the homogenisation of wines and inflated prices across a whole region on the other.
The alternative? Honestly made rustic artisan wines which taste like what they oughta.
Whether you agree or not, this book is still worth buying and a real thought-provoking read.