Robert Parker Junior is the leading critic of the Fine Wine industry. He is acknowledged as the most influential wine critic in the world and is famed for his simplistic Point Scoring system which is published in his publication the Wine Advocate. The Wine Advocate was first published in 1978 and has amassed an astonishing amount of readers. There are over 40,000 subscribers for every U.S. state. It is also published in thirty-seven countries around the world.