The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr., and the Reign of American Taste by Elin McCoy

Elin McCoy, the wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg News, has written an impressively balanced and serious book detailing Robert Parker’s remarkable “rise to power”. The story of how a patent lawyer in Monkville, MD changed the world of wine by inventing a 100-point rating scale is fascinating. McCoy’s “just the facts, please” approach documents what happened cleanly and in a way that I simply couldn’t put the book down. It’s one of those stories that you couldn’t make up.

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