July 02, 2013 08:00 ET

Robert Parker Unveils New Mobile App Feature for Subscribers Uncorks Access to the World's Most Trusted Wine Resource From Smart Devices

MONKTON, MD--(Marketwired - Jul 2, 2013) - Want to quickly see what the world's most respected wine critics think about that wine list you're considering for dinner? Or simply need quick, expert advice while perusing the aisles of your favorite wine shop or bidding at a wine auction? has launched the Beta release of its first mobile app, Robert Parker, making on-the-go access easy with a simple tap of the finger on your iPhone®, Windows phone and Android™ devices. The app is available for free and provides non-subscribers with access to a useful interactive vintage chart. Although these apps can be used on tablets, dedicated iPad and tablet apps will launch later this year.

"We're thrilled to debut our first app providing readers with more of the wine content they've been requesting," said Parker. "Our powerful search tool and extensive database of more than 34 years of tasting notes and commentary will help subscribers choose top-rated wines from around the world -- no matter where they are. Our app is just the beginning of add-on benefits we plan to provide."

With the Robert Parker app, subscribers will enjoy the site's most popular features right at their finger tips -- impressive search functionality, industry-making scores, meticulous tasting notes, current global retail pricing, the ability to purchase wines online, Mr. Parker's famous interactive vintage chart and a superb cellar management system. Whether ordering wine from a restaurant list, selecting wine to pair for a night with friends or considering wine at an auction to gift or cellar -- the new app packs the fullness of the world's leading wine experts along with the most trusted wine resource and commentary into your mobile device.

The searchable database boasts more than 230,000 professional wine reviews from the region's top-producing countries, with thousands of new reviews added bi-monthly. Users can quickly access the results they want with smart filters that allow searching and sorting to find that perfect bottle at the best price. Searchable by 12 different criteria, including vintage, varietal, producer and rating, results are summarized in one easy screen and makes finding wines even easier with current retail pricing and the popular Find It Online feature. What's more, My Wine users can now view their cellared wines from their mobile devices.

Non-subscribers will benefit from Mr. Parker's famous interactive vintage chart covering 25 different regions. The resourceful, color-coded chart provides an at-a-glance, general summary guide of the quality and character of wines from a particular region and vintage. The resource helps wine lovers make savvy purchasing choices when faced with a wide array of unfamiliar wine labels or to help collectors decide when their wines will drink well.

For the last 10 years, has been the independent consumer's guide to fine wine. It was created by world-famous Robert M. Parker, Jr., 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 monthly visitors, including a searchable database of more than 230,000 professional wine ratings and reviews, plus articles, videos, daily news content, online retail availability and pricing, an active professionally moderated bulletin board, and much more. For more information, visit

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