A candidate for the most influential taster in the world?
Robert Parker will be 69 this March, so retirement for the world’s most influential taster begins to loom. Already he has started to cut back, so who will take his place? The boxer, here, pictured at Pierre et Bertrand Couly’s winery on the outskirts of Chinon could be a long shot – bringing a fresh and canny perspective on tasting.
Caroline and Antoine Foucault, Domaine du Collier, Saumur
Amélie Neau, Domaine de Nerleux (Saumur)
Wine ballet by Fred Niger van Herck, Domaine de l’Ecu (Muscadet)
Guy Bossard, Domaine de l’Ecu (Muscadet), doesn’t seem very impressed
Colourful Spanish picker in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
– supporter of Barcelona
Emmanuel Ogereau, Domaine Ogereau, Anjou
picking up the reins at home after spells in Buzet, New Zealand and Oregon
Paul Fouassier, Domaine Fouassier, Sancerre
End of harvest drinks in Chavignol
Hamilton Reis, head winemaker,
@Cortes de Cima, Alentejo, Portugal
The CEO of Cortes de Cima on an inspection tour
Gérard Boulay – his Sancerres may be equalled
by a few but does anyone make better?
Not in my book!