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Decanter raises conflict of interest with Robert Parkers Wine Advocate investor

Decanter have learned of a potential conflict of interest with the new buyer of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Soo Hoo Khoon Peng the Malaysian businessman who is the main shareholder in the syndicate that bought Wine Advocate still has close ties to fine wine retailer Hermitage Wine, the company he founded. His wife is a senior director of Hermitage Wine and she is listed as the majority shareholder of the company. Soo Hoo Khoon Peng left the company in November.

Wine Advocate and Robert Parker have declined to comment.