Robert M. Parker, Jr., has been the author and publisher of The Wine Advocate for more than twenty-five years. He has won countless awards, including two of Frances highest presidential honors: in 1993, President Francois Mitterrand pronounced him a Chevalier dans lOrdre National du Merite. In 1999, President Jacques Chirac signed a decree appointing Parker a Chevalier dans LOrdre de la Legion dHonneur, and in 2005, elevated his title to Officier. He is the author of many books about wine, including Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Wines of the Rhône Valley, and Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide. Visit the author online at www.eRobertParker.com.