|Robert Parker last week. Photo courtesy Alder Yarrow|
I've decided to give the winemaker anonymity, even though he didn't ask for it. The man from Monkton might remember this incident, but it also might not matter; from his recent Orson Welles-meets-Ho Chi Minh appearance at the wine writers' symposium, it seems that he's not reading a lot of writing on wine these days, so he probably won't read this.
So the winemaker is sitting in Parker's office in Maryland, and Parker has just seen the New York Times review of his book. It's not positive. And Parker says, "How can they be so mean? Don't they know I put my heart and soul into this book?"
* (If somebody wants to search the NYT archive and find the review, I'd like to see it.)
There was more, but that's all you need to know. I have a few winemaker readers and I thought you'd enjoy reading this.