There is little new to those who have followed Parker's career, but it's still worth a read. It's interesting that Jefford leads with a rather long litany of the sins of which Parker has been accused. That's a big odd given that he's being commended for his contributions to wine.
It was also interesting to read Parker saying that he sees now that he didn't appreciate some aspects of Burgundy (which Burgundy lovers could have told you):
Pretty funny that the co-founder of pinot-producer Beaux Freres isn't that keen on the grape!His only regret, he says, concerns Burgundy. ‘I’ve never been that much in love with Pinot Noir, even though that sounds like heresy to many wine lovers. I do think, if there was one category I never really could fully grasp or comprehend, in terms of evaluating, it had to be Burgundy. I’ve thought a lot about that. I certainly have Burgundies in my cellar that I pull out. I’ve tended to buy the riper vintages, such as 1985, 1989, and 1990, and I’m pleased with how the wines have evolved, but it’s often the lighter vintages in Burgundy that actually have a staying power and longevity that I could never fully grasp or appreciate when I was tasting them young.
His spine, hip and knee ailments sound very painful, and he confirms that those were what forced him to retire.
Anyway, definitely something that WBers may be interested in.