Robert Parker

  • News

    June 25, 2014

    The Gay 90's: An oral history

    The famed Minneapolis bar bears witness to a city’s coming of age

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    5 wines for Valentine's night in

    Folie à Deux WinesWine can determine fun and sexy, or sweet and romantic​Cooking at home for Valentine's Day? It's not a bad idea, considering it's one of the busiest and thus potentially nightmarish days for restaurants. Even if you aren't a master chef, a well-chosen bottle of wine can mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    What kind of wine drinker are you?

    John GlasSerious wine geek wines​To me there are three types of wine drinkers: the wine drinker, the wine snob, and the wine geek. Wine drinkers are the largest of the three groups, and they are the most likely to try a new wine bar, buy a glass of South African chenin blanc at a restaurant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Wine tasting: A how-to guide

    The Tasting Process​Would you like to drive a golf ball 300 yards down the fairway with effortless power or sing in front of 19,000 fans at Xcel Center? While neither is possible for most of us, we can drink wine the same way Robert Parker and the reviewers at Wine Spectator do, and it takes ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 6, 2009

    Minnesota's craft beer renaissance

    Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    While Chicago clubs ban bachelorette parties, Gay 90s tries to embrace them

    Why would any gay club, meant to attract gay men who would like to meet each other, allow a pack of drunken bachelorettes and their backup team in for the night? It's all about acceptance.

  • Restaurants

    May 14, 2008

    Spasso: stay for the wine

    The vino prices stretch your dinner dollar—but some dishes make you wish you'd taken the bottle home

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2006

    Wicked Pickett dead at 64

    Pickett was the man with elan, rivaling Otis Redding for onstage excitement. He had the Atlantic label production crew and the boys from Memphi ... More >>

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Artists of the Year

    Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Wine Party: Spanish Reds

    Skip the Forest, Focus on a Few of the Most Typical Trees, and You May Finally Feel Comfortable in the Fabulous Jungle of Spanish Red Wines

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2005

    It Will Stand

    Hard week, obviously. The following short list of some of my favorite New Orleans records, books, movies, and plays does in fact trivialize the effects of hurricane Katrina. It's meant in tribute. Here's the Red Cross link. King Oliver, "Dipper Mouth Blues" Jelly Roll Morton, "Grandpa's Spells" ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2005

    Wide World of Whine

    Controversial documentary 'Mondovino' just might drive you to drink