SOURCE: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

May 28, 2015 09:00 ET

Robert Parker's Grand World Tour Comes to New York

The World's Most Influential Wine Critic, Robert M Parker Jr, and The Wine Advocate to Host an Exclusive Master Class in New York This June

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 28, 2015) - For the first time ever, the most influential palate and wine critic in the world, Robert M Parker Jr, and members of The Wine Advocate review team are on global tour presenting a series of exclusive wine tastings and events designed to excite, inform and entertain.

Already highly acclaimed in Asia and the UK, The Grand World Tour wine event comes to New York on June 26 and features the A Taste of Greatness master class led by Robert M. Parker, Jr. and Wine Advocate critics Jeb Dunnuck, Monica Larner and Editor-in-Chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW. Together the panel will present nine world-class wines to illustrate how wine greatness can transcend region and style.

The New York A Taste of Greatness event offers U.S. wine lovers a rare opportunity to taste some of the world's most iconic wines along with the world's most renowned wine critics. Among the extraordinary wines to taste and experience are the Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz (RP 100), Sine Qua Non Ode to E 2004 (RP 100) and two Brunellos di Montelcino recently rated 100 points by Monica Larner - Casanova di Neri Tenuta Nuova 2010 and Il Marroneto Madonna Delle Grazie 2010.

A Taste of Greatness is a ticketed tasting event inclusive of a buffet dinner to be held at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 26, 2015. It is limited to 250 wine lovers only. Tickets are $695 per person.

American Express® Card Members can take advantage of an exclusive two week presale beginning May 21. General ticket sales open June 4.

To view the full list of incredible wines to be tasted and book tickets please visit: http://www.grandworldtour.com.

Robert Parker, who founded The Wine Advocate in 1978, is renowned for his 100 point wine rating system that is now viewed as the industry standard. His independent wine reviews have influenced the wine buying habits of millions including wine trade professionals, wine enthusiasts and collectors.

The Grand World Tour, which debuted to a sell-out audience in Asia in 2014 and continued success in London earlier this year, gives wine enthusiasts personal access to the world's foremost wine critics and the chance to taste some of the greatest wines of the world. Not only does this elite wine encounter offer expert information and personal anecdotes about the people behind the labels and the regions, but it also reveals what it is like being a wine critic for the world's most authoritative and influential wine publication, The Wine Advocate.

For further information or to set up an interview with Robert Parker or his wine panel, please contact Tobin Finegold at media@robertparker.com.

NOTES FOR EDITORS

A TASTE OF GREATNESS MASTER CLASS

Date: Friday 26 June 2015

Time: 6pm

Venue: Mandarin Oriental New York Ballroom, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th St., New York

Presented by: Robert M Parker Jr, Jeb Dunnuck, Monica Larner, Lisa Perrotti- Brown MW

Ticket price: $695, inclusive of dinner buffet

Wines: Sine Qua Non Ode to E Grenache 2004 (RP 100), Casanova di Neri Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Nuova 2010 (RP 100), Il Marroneto Brunello di Montalcino Madonna Della Grazie 2010 (RP 100), Hundred Acre Vineyard Ark 2007 (RP 100), Clarendon Hills Astralis Shiraz 2010 (RP 100), Domaine la Barroche Pure 2005 (RP 100), Château Pontet Canet 2009 (RP 100), Château Leoville Las Cases 2009 (RP 98+), Henschke Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2010 (RP 97+), Kumeu River Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2012 (RP 95).

The Wine Advocate reserves the right to substitute wines with an alternative selection.