I’m posting this in response to Steve Heimoff’s entry “Why do bloggers hate Parker?”
I completly agree with your assertions.
It is disappointing to see people feel the need to try to rip down someone who has helped more people drink more wine than perhaps anyone else in our country’s history. The man is a legend worldwide and should be respected as such.
Now, that being said, it is just the course of human events where the young supplant the old, and typically with advanced technology and vigor. Communicating about wine to consumers is no different.
However, I say to other bloggers and print columnists out there: Stand tall. Speak of what you believe. Create your own niche by preaching of, and promoting what, you do best. This is what will get you noticed and respected over the long haul, just as Mr. Parker has done for so many years.
My readers won’t be finding piles of negativity on The Cork Head, just unbiased advice and opinions from a trained wine geek who believes he has something to offer people who love wine. Oh yeah…you also will find that I show respect for those who came before me.
aka “The Cork Head”