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Robert Parker Quits California

robert-parker-140.jpgThe wine world's king critic, Robert Parker, announced Saturday that he is handing over criticism of California wine to his colleague Antonio Galloni. This comes on the heels of several recent articles that have suggested that the critic's influence may be on the wane. Welcome news for those who have come to abhor California Cabernet that you could run your car on. Galloni—who is currently the critic for Italy, Champagne, Chablis, and Burgundy—has been known for his more classic preferences. [Vinography]