Documents the career of one of the world's most influential wine critics, describing his everyday American childhood, the hard work that shaped the course of his successes, and his contributions to the world of wine buying and consumption.Documents the career of one of the world's most influential wine critics, describing his everyday American childhood, the hard work that shaped the course of his successes, and his contributions to the world of wine buying and consumption.Read Less
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New in new dust jacket. Signed by author. As new, never read, no defects, no remainder marks, gift condition. Signed by author on title page "Elin McCoy". Original $25.95 price is unclipped. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 352 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade.
This biography of the world's leading wine critic is generally terrific. The book begins as a true biography with insightful anecdotes about the man, his life, and his taste. The second half tends to focus more on the controversy surrounding Mr. Parker, which I found tiresome. Disclaimer: I'm a fan of Mr. Parker, so I enjoyed the "getting to know him" parts of the book and less the "he has flaws" parts of the book. That being said, I thought the book was largely objective. All in all, if you like wine at all, you will enjoy this readable biography. Enjoyed the pictures as well - very additive to the story.
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