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12/05/2011

Neal Martin, Jay Miller's replacement for reviewing Spanish wines for Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate on his blog in 2006: "I know that winewriters are supposed to be interested in all viticultural regions, but I have never really got under the skin of Spanish wine."


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"Spanish tasting at the Old Billingsgate market. I know that winewriters are supposed to be interested in all viticultural regions, but I have never really got under the skin of Spanish wine. This tasting does little to alleviate my apathy, terribly organized with stands seemingly randomly spread around the hall. An interesting Spanish New Wave showcase catches my eye and I head there, meet Alex Hunt who is busy writing philosophical articles for "The World of Fine Wine", which is currently only available to members of Mensa. I sample a dozen rather moribund Rioja's and then coerce him to take lunch with me. The event is redeemed by splendid Catalan cuisine, which Alex and I load up on twice. Who said there is no such thing as a free lunch?

I have a laugh at the deplorable relaunched "Wine & Spirit" magazine, before deciding that I really should leave and finish off some work back at HQ. I think I need to visit a few Bodegas to inspire my interest in Spanish wine."
- - Neal Martin, Jay Miller's replacement for reviewing Spanish wines for Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate, on his blog in 2006.  

Robert M. Parker, Jr.: "Jay’s responsibilities in Spain and South America will be taken over by Neal Martin who has long had a serious interest in these three extremely significant wine producing countries, and David Schildnecht will pick up Jay's coverage of Oregon and Washington." 

Martin was appointed by Parker to take Miller's place after Miller stepped down in the face of the overwhelming controversy stirred up over his association with Chilean-Spanish empresario Pancho Campo, a former rock and tennis promoter in Dubai (where an outstanding charge of fraud in that country caused an Interpol warrant  to be issued for his arrest.)
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