Robert has not appeared out of nowhere. He has put in time at serious wineries over the years ? at Franz Keller and Dr. Heger in Baden, across the Rhine in Alsace with Zind-Humbrecht and Marc Kreydenweiss, and in Bordeaux at La Tour de By. Before turning to wine, Robert was in academia. He studied at Universit? Bordeaux Segalen in France.
All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5?8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context?vintage, variety or appellation?but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.