November 30, 2011 09:00 ET

Renowned Wine Critic Robert Parker Celebrates 10 Years of Providing the World's Most Trusted Online Wine Resource Marks Decade Milestone as Most Used Fine Wine Guide

MONKTON, MD--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) -, the world's most trusted online wine resource, celebrates its 10 year anniversary this month as the most used, subscriber-supported consumer guide to fine wines. Over the years, has grown from tasting notes provided by legendary wine critic Robert Parker and one other writer to a robust resource authored by a team of writers spanning the globe and offering everything from video visits with legendary wine producers; the web's most powerful and intuitive online wine cellar management tool; phone apps; a unique interactive vintage chart and more. Today the site has something for everyone -- new wine lovers and veteran collectors alike.

While the breadth of wine content and the team of world-renowned wine reviewers have grown dramatically in the last 10 years, one thing remains steadfast and continues to set apart from its competitors: the site's operation is free from all advertisements and sponsorship dollars -- allowing to uphold the strictest of standards and maintain a complete focus on the consumer through its bias-free reviews. and its companion paper newsletter, The Wine Advocate, arguably have the most talented critics in the business. Robert Parker, Antonio Galloni, Neal Martin, Lisa Perotti-Brown, MW, David Schildknecht, Jay Miller and Mark Squires have the most refined palates and have earned the respect, trust and admiration of fellow critics, wine lovers and collectors. Subscribers and industry insiders anticipate the release of their wine reviews as the best: thorough, trusted and credible. According to Alexa data, subscribers spend more time on viewing more pages than users of any comparable wine site.

" allows our wine experts to share our love of wine with an entirely new group of wine enthusiasts -- and for that, I'm immensely proud of our team's work," said founder and wine critic, Robert Parker. "Our loyal readers tell us with every subscription that they appreciate the quality, depth and precision for what we so painstakingly provide. I sincerely thank them for supporting our passion for wine and allowing us to do what we love -- sharing with others what makes a truly great wine." has an incomparable family of search engines providing everyone from beginners to collectors and connoisseurs a platform tailored to their needs for finding the reviews, ratings and current retail pricing for any of the nearly 200,000 entries now online. The comprehensive information prompts 500,000 average monthly site visitors and 3.5 million monthly page views of the tasting notes, as well as thousands of pages of wine commentary.'s comprehensive and trusted content keeps 90 percent of its users coming back regularly for exclusive features including:

  • Nearly 200,000 Wine Reviews & an Article Archive -- posted from The Wine Advocate and authored by Robert Parker, Antonio Galloni, Jay Miller, David Schildknecht, Neal Martin, Lisa Perotti-Brown (MW) and Mark Squires
  • Robert Parker Mobi & 3Ws of Wine Phone App -- tools for Internet-enabled mobile devices
  • Wine Alert's Find It Online and Weekly Wine Buys features
  • Wine of the Day -- the best daily wine value under $30
  • The Wine Advocate Store -- access to books, subscriptions, back issues and wine accessories
  • Parker & Zraly Wine Certification -- celebrate and test the knowledge of wine aficionados
  • Mark Squires' Bulletin Board -- a lively wine discussion board with more than 2,450 community members
  • Interactive Vintage Chart -- an at-a-glance view of the best vintages and their recommended wines
  • Individual Critic Spaces -- including Antonio Galloni's In the Cellar, Neal Martin's Wine Journal, Lisa Perotti-Brown's, MW In Asia Pacific, Mark Squires' E-Zine and articles and reviews from Jay Miller and David Schildknecht
  • Daily Wine News & Headlines -- provided by

For the last 10 years, has been the independent consumer's guide to fine wines created by Robert M. Parker, Jr., world-famous critic and the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honor from three countries -- France, Italy and Spain. The site provides a wealth of information to its 500,000 monthly visitors, including a searchable database of almost 200,000 professional wine ratings and reviews plus articles, videos, daily news content, an active professionally moderated bulletin board, online retail availability and pricing, and much more. For more information, visit

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