Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide
- Nosy Parker Dec 17, 2001 04:28 AM
Does anyone know when the sixth edition of the Guide is due out?
The person who asked cares. It's not our job to judge the question. If you think that someone is ill served with the guide why not suggest another? Your analogy is inaccurate.
Zagat is a published survey of thousands of anonymous diners' thoughts about the restaurants while Paker's Guide is the work of ONE man's palate. So if you find yourself aligned with his tastes then it is a very useful tool. In answer to the original post, the 5th edition (1999) is still the only one listed on his publisher's website and there is no indication there of an upcoming 6th edition yet.
I don't think it is out yet. I think his newsletters might have more current information. Nope, I don't think he is Zagat's of the wine world. I don't agree with some of his ratings but I enjoy reading the notes and information of the wineries. Besides, anybody who is a fan of Taylors Refresher in St. Helena CA isn't all that bad in my book!!
The latest issue of Wine Spectator has their 100 best wines of the year and also a compendium of all of their special selections and best buy recommendations for the year. I have carried the little shopping guides with me since I subscribed last Christmas, and I haven't bought a bad (or even mediocre) bottle of wine all year.