Robert Parker report: ‘Appearance of impropriety’ in Campo/Miller arrangements (Spain)

Robert Parker report: ‘Appearance of impropriety’ in Campo/Miller arrangements (Spain)

The Wine Advocate’s arrangements in Spain last year created ‘inappropriate ambiguity’ and fell short of the high standards the organisation sets itself, an investigation has found, reports Decanter. Philadelphia legal firm Cozen O’Connor was appointed by Robert Parker in December to investigate allegations that Wine Advocate representative Pancho Campo MW through his organisation The Wine Academy of Spain was effectively charging bodegas, via their consejos reguladores, for access to Wine Advocate correspondent Jay Miller. The investigation did not reveal any evidence that Miller received anything of value to visit wineries or taste wines on behalf of The Wine Advocate.

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