Wine writer and critic, Jeb Dunnuck is leaving his job at â€œThe Wine Advocateâ€, the publication founded by Robert M Parker Jr, to launch his own digital publication from July 1: JebDunnuck.com. California wines will continue to be his major focus, but the publication will also cover Bordeaux, RhÃ´ne, Roussillon and Washington wines.
â€œIt hasnâ€™t been an easy decision,â€ said Dunnuck from his home in Boulder, Colorado, â€œbut itâ€™s something thatâ€™s been on my mind for a few years now. Iâ€™m excited to move on to the next phase.â€
Dunnuck is unhappy at the direction wine criticism has taken: â€œThe single-voice model that was so dominant in the past in wine criticism has faded,â€ he says. â€œEverything has moved toward a brand-driven, team-based approach. There arenâ€™t many people out there with a single voice covering multiple regions. I think thatâ€™s a shame.â€
No other critics will score wine on JebDunnuck.com, but contributions are welcome.