Parker, Robert M Jnr. Burgundy: A comprehensive guide to the producers, appellations & wines. Simon & Schuster: New York, USA 1990. 8vo HC 1052pp
Robert M. Parker, Jr., has been the author and publisher of The Wine Advocate for over twenty-five years. He has won countless awards, including two of France's highest presidential honors: in 1993, President Francois Mitterrand pronounced him a Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Merite.
In 1999, President Jacques Chirac appointed Parker a Chevalier dans L'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur, and in 2005, elevated his title to Officier. He lives in Maryland with his wife, Patricia, his daughter, Maia, and numerous basset hounds and English bulldogs.