Robert Parker Wine Advocate Announces: New Reviewer In China And New Office In Napa
By: Robert Parker Wine Advocate
“It is a great honor and a privilege to join Robert Parker and his illustrious reviewer team,” commented Liwen Hao. “I feel that China and other areas are coming of age in terms of grape growing and winemaking. It is my hope to bring many high quality, truly interesting Asian wines to the attention of the wine world.”
Liwen Hao’s first articles will feature in Robert Parker Wine Advocate and its corresponding website in the second quarter of 2016. It is anticipated that the Chinese version of RobertParker.com will launch in June 2016.
Meanwhile, Robert Parker Wine Advocate has recently opened a new office in Napa, California to house its expanding editorial, marketing and business development teams. Editor-in-Chief Lisa Perrotti-Brown has relocated from Singapore to Napa to set-up and manage the new office.
“The USA remains our largest market and an incredibly important one for us,” commented Perrotti-Brown. “At the heart of the American wine industry and with such a wealth of local talent, the Napa Valley is an ideal location for growing our team and a great place to service our U.S. subscriber base. While we aspire to be the world’s most comprehensive, timely and expertly produced wine guide, we are constantly looking to offer our subscribers even more. We are very excited to begin doing so over the forthcoming months from our new Napa home.”
About Liwen Hao
Born in Xi’An and raised in Shanghai, China, Liwen started his career as a marketer in multi-national companies. His first wine job was working for ASC, the biggest wine importer in China, from 2004. During his eight-year period with the company, Liwen’s role ranged from marketing officer to a wine educator and writer. From 2009, Liwen has starred in the Chinese wine education video “Wine Connoisseur”
About Robert Parker Wine Advocate
For more than 35 years, The Wine Advocate, and later RobertParker.com, has been the global leader and independent consumer’s guide to fine wine. The brand was established by the internationally recognized, Robert M. Parker, Jr., the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honor from three countries – France, Italy and Spain. Robert Parker Wine Advocate provides a wealth of information to its subscribers, including a searchable database of more than 280,000 professional wine ratings and reviews plus articles, videos, daily news content, online retail availability and pricing, an active, professionally moderated bulletin board, a mobile app for easy access to the comprehensive online database of reviews, and much more. For more information, visit the Robert Parker Wine Advocate website.
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