Renowned wine writer Neal Martin has left Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate after 11 years on the team, and has taken the role of senior editor at Antonio Galloni’s Vinous website.
In a statement on Vinous, Martin said: “Life should be about possibilities. The prospect of joining Vinous raised so many that it was impossible to resist being part of a truly world-class team.”
Martin will cover Bordeaux, Burgundy, South Africa and New Zealand for the title, starting in February next year.
Antonio Galloni left The Wine Advocate in February 2013 to launch Vinous, with Robert Parker shortly after launching a lawsuit against Galloni for withholding tasting notes and for alleged fraud. The case was dropped a month later, with Parker writing that all issues had been “resolved amicably”.