ROBERT M. PARKER, JR.
An honors graduate of the University of Maryland, with a major in History and a minor in Art History, he attended the University of Maryland Law School, graduating in 1973.
In 1978, he began writing and publishing The Wine Advocate, which today has more than 30,000 subscribers from all over the world. Mr. Parker has also written nine books on wine.
In January 1993, Robert Parker became the first American in the wine field to receive from the President of France, The Cross of the Knight of the National Order of Merit. It is one of the two highest honors bestowed by the French President on individuals, the other being the prestigious Legion d'Honneur. In 1995, Parker was made an honorary citizen of the Rhone Valley's most important wine village, Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Robert Parker lives in the countryside of northern Maryland with his wife of 28 years, Patricia, his daughter, Maia, and various basset hounds and English bulldogs.
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