The Wine Advocate has sued its former critic Antonio Galloni and his media partner All Grapes Media for breach of contract in withholding reviews and alleged fraud. The suit covers reviews that were previously scheduled, tasting notes from a...
Yesterday, Robert Parker posted to his site that the Wine Advocate is suing their former critic Antonio Galloni. They charge him with misappropriation of confidential information, defamation and fraud among other things. Courthouse News has a summary and Jeff Leve has published the full text of the complait to his site. At the crux of [...]
By all accounts, 2002 was an excellent year - weather-wise - in Champagne so this vintage rosé from Dom Pérignon should be excellent. Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate has scored it at 98 points, 2 points more than his rating for regular 2002 Vintage... Read the rest of the story at: Rose Red: Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2002
When Antonio Galloni suddenly left the Wine Advocate last month, he took the unusual step of asserting that he owned the copyright to his reviews, particularly the as-yet-unpublished reviews of Sonoma 2011. He has now posted on his new web site a detailed, legalistic play-by-play in an effort to justify taking the reviews. Yet the [...]
Antonio Galloni has announced that he is leaving the Wine Advocate, where he assumed coverage of California and Burgundy less than two years ago. He also reviewed the wines of Champagne and Italy for the publication. He told the NYT-Diner’s Journal blog that he will be starting his own internet venture though he didn’t specify [...]
Robert Parker and Antonio Galloni are organizing a lunch of 1982 Bordeaux from Parker’s cellar. Yes, the same passive cellar where he brought Charlie Rose and the 60 Minutes cameras in 2001. For $12,000, attendees will be treated to a lunch at Restaurant Daniel and about 25 wines that Parker says he bought on release. [...]
Coincidentally, two American critics are tweeting from their Burgundy visits right now. The critics are Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate and John Gilman, who publishes The View from the Cellar. Galloni offered this information from his trip on Twitter: Nine visits per day, needless to say, would equal about 30 – 45 [...]
Antonio Galloni is a former director at Putnam Investments and Deutsche Asset Management. And now, he has the best job ever. His Twitter account is living proof of the awesome life he's living hour by hour. On April 25, he tweeted, "just...Show More Summary
There’s a new order at the Wine Advocate. Last month, Robert Parker announced editorial changes at the publication he founded in 1978. The moves notably included promoting Antonio Galloni to a greater role, as Galloni took over reviewing California wines from Parker himself as well as adding coverage of Burgundy (ex-Beaujolais) to his beat that [...]
Much to-do has been made over the past week or two of Robert Parker's handing over his responsibilities for reviewing California wines at The Wine Advocate. By handing the mantle to Antonio Galloni, he further reduced his influence in...Show More Summary
SIPPED: baton passing Robert Parker has announced editorial changes at the Wine Advocate, including the fact that he will no longer be reviewing the wines of California. Antonio Galloni will assume those duties and add the Cote d’Or and Chablis to his bailiwick that already includes all of Italy and Champagne. And who said criticism [...]
News that wine critic Robert Parker had handed over the reviewing of the wines of Burgundy and California to colleague Antonio Galloni barely made it out of the eRobertParker.com gated community last week. In fact, as I write this post only Alder at Vinography and Mike Steinberger has blogged this story. And it is a [...]Show More Summary
We have a head to head with an inexpensive Chianti Classico Riserva and a great Sardinian red that both got big marks from Antonio Galloni. How do they stack up? Having trouble viewing this video? Try the Quicktime version. Wines tasted in this episode: 2007 La Maialina Chianti Classico RiservaChianti Classico 2005 Santadi ShardanaSardinia IGT [...]
SIPPED: upgrading label info? No disgorgement date, no review: Antonio Galloni, who reviews Champagnes for The Wine Advocate, announced in issue 186 that if nonvintage Champagne doesn’t come with a disgorgement date, then it will not be reviewed. (Discussion ensued over at wineberserkers whether there was a loophole in the statement.) With this information, consumers [...]
Wine Spectator scores the 2004 Brunello’ds a 92-97 as a vintage and Wine Advocate scores Tuscany a 96 but Antonio Galloni says “There is absolutely no reason to get worked up about 2004 Brunello and commit capital without tasting the wines first.” So today Gary Vaynerchuk will try the 1st two that have come [...]
The white wines of northeastern Italy have never been on the radar for most Americans. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate only began covering this area in the past year, thanks to the addition of Italian critic Antonio Galloni to his s...