Robert Parker names Andy Smith
One of the "World's Most Influential Wine Consultants."
In the September 2008 issue of Food & Wine magazine, Robert Parker has listed Andy Smith as one of the "World's Most Influential Wine Consultants." He is listed along with other internationally acclaimed winemakers including Denise Dubourdieu, Emily Peynaud, Helen Turley, Mark Aubert, Michel Rolland, Paul Hobbs, Philip Melka and Stephane Derenoncourt.
"A number of brilliant winemaking consultants have emerged... Each one has a different philosophy and different means to an end, although they all share a healthy respect for the vineyard, a minimalist approach in the winery and the belief that the contents of the bottle should reflect the uncompromised, unmanipulated purity of the harvested fruit."
-- Robert Parker