The American big nose celebrated his 65th birthday this week, with relatively affordable booze.
Robert Parker, the former lawyer turned wine critic, will be looking forward to discounted museum fees, reduced bus fares and subsidized health care now that he has turned 65. The Maryland-born Parker celebrated his birthday this week and although he has a penchant for Bordeaux first growths, he marked the milestone with a modest bottle of Spanish rosé.
After a glass of Muga’s rosado, he tweeted that he was off to the traditional Basque restaurant Rekondo in San Sebastián overlooking the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. The town is known for a swathe of Michelin-starred restaurants but Rekondo is a little more rustic, serving traditional specialties such as baked spider crab, squid and pigeon.
The day after his birthday dinner, Parker was still in the mood for rosé, recommending the “Crazy, esoteric, weird, and just DELICIOUS” 2011 Rinaldi Pink Moscato Bug Juice. At just $17, perhaps Parker is readying his palate for the fiscal strictures of retirement.
By Rebecca Gibb | Posted Thursday, 26-Jul-2012 Wine Searcher