Robert Parker retires from The Wine Advocate
Robert Parker is retiring from The Wine Advocate he founded in 1978.
Parker is one of a few people who can claim to have changed the styles of wine produced around the world as producers made wines that were designed to win Parker points. His retirement from The Wine Advocate is a big loss to the company, but the team he has put in place should mean The Wine Advocate will remain a leading authority in the world of wine.
In December 2012, Parker sold his controlling stake in The Wine Advocate to Asian investors and French tyre manufacturer and restaurant guide publisher, Michelin acquired a 40% stake in the business in 2017.