Twitter Talk: Robert Parker at the Wine Writers Symposium

The Symposium For Professional Wine Writers is happening right now at Meadowood in Napa Valley. The keynote address was delivered by Robert M. Parker, Jr. He's come under fire recently for a tirade against obscure wines. Would he discuss this controversy? Here are some of the highlights from Twitter:

Certainly expectations were high for a showdown between the pro- and anti-obscure wine factions, the former including Eric Asimov of The New York Times, Jon Bonne of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Alder Yarrow of Vinography:

Parker starts off by dropping a love bomb on the audience:

He then drops some philosophy:

From Zen thoughts to defiant ones:

Hey, at least this means he's looking at blogs, right?

He's an optimist:

Lacy, delicate, elegant wines? Pass.

So anticlimatic:

Ending on a high note: