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A most important book.
This was a very good bio of Robert Parker and his ascendancy to the position of top arbiter of wine quality in the US and possibly the world.
Much more could be said, but we're left feeling that the author agrees with Parker's stance that anyone who opposes him is simply jealous.
An easy and mildly entertaining read. This is a book worth reading, but with the occasional typo (I know it happens), some strange choice of words at times, and constant references... Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by K. Manning
I am no fan of Robert Parker, but am better off as a wine enthusiast for having read Elin McCoy's biography. Read morePublished on September 2, 2008 by Thad Westhusing
Wine is enjoying a modern rebirth in the psyche of popular society. Yet for all the diversity, much of what we are drinking has been crafted to appeal to a "mass market modern... Read morePublished on January 24, 2008 by Flippy
I loved this book. Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. If you are into wine and subscribe to Parker's website or newsletter this is a must read. Read morePublished on August 21, 2007 by J. Osgood
Good overview describing how robert parker became robert parker. No big nuggets, but well written and good insights and background since parker clearly cooperated with the writer,... Read morePublished on January 5, 2007 by normal guy
Parker has almost made me a beleiver. But why does it take 100 points to tell him if it tastes good or not. I can do it in 20.Published on October 31, 2006 by D. L. George
Elin McCoy's 'Emperor of Wine' is an absorbing account of the rise of wine critic Robert Parker and his influence on the international wine industry. Read morePublished on September 17, 2006 by Anonymous Reader
I subscribe to several wine publications and enjoy drinking, and recently, collecting wine.
The more I researched wine, the more Mr. Parker's name came up. Read more
Parker seems like a good guy who yanks wine into the modern age of pop culture and instant millionaires while retaining his own ideals. Read morePublished on August 20, 2006 by Jedrury