Great post today by Dr. Vino with a link to a very good summary post by Mike Steinberger on Slate that gives a well written overview of what I’ve termed the “Parker Kerfuffle”.

For those not familiar with the specific issue this was a watershed moment in the evolution of the modern wine industry. Steininger titled it the democratization of wine drinking but I think it goes much further than that…it marks a tipping point in the democratization of wine evaluation, wine communications and wine marketing. And the ramifications are just beginning and will be felt far beyond our little wine and spirits industry.

OK, the king may not be dead, but Dr. Vino and Co. just pulled aside the green curtain and it turns out the king has what may become an incurable case of gout.