Neal Martin, a major contributor to The Wine Advocate, leaves Robert Parker and his team to join Vinous as senior editor.
Martin will cover wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, South Africa and New Zealand for Vinous Media. Martin and Antonio Galloni will work together to cover Bordeaux with independent reports, and Martin and Stephen Tanzer will cover Burgundy.
‘I have admired Neal’s passion, dedication, work ethic, talent and knowledge since I first met him in 2006, when we both worked alongside Robert Parker,’ said Antonio Galloni, CEO and founder of Vinous. ‘Neal brings to Vinous a unique combination of experience and wit that I am sure our readers will greatly enjoy. I am thrilled to be working alongside Neal once again.’
‘Life should be about exploring possibilities. The prospect of joining Vinous raised so many that it was impossible to resist being a part of a truly world-class team,’ said Neal Martin. ‘I look forward to bringing my twenty years as a wine professional to Vinous and helping to shape its future as its next chapter opens. Palate and pen are primed and ready for action.’