CMIA Portfolio – Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The Global Authority of Wines and Wine Culture

For more than 35 years, Robert Parker Wine Advocate has been the world’s leading consumer guide for fine wines and wine culture. The publication offers wine enthusiasts a vast well of knowledge to tap on and a common place to gather. This includes an online database with over 450,000 wine reviews and ratings, for wines from more than 25 different nations and 500 different regions globally.

Digitalisation of Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The Wine Advocate, the operating company in Singapore behind Robert Parker Wine Advocate, provides digital membership and knowledge base to its numerous users via both its website and mobile application. This has allowed users to have instant access to every issue published dating back to 1992, as well as all the up-to-date reviews on new wine releases and older vintages championed by the team of regional wine experts.

Whether you are searching for a particular wine from a certain region, vintage, producer, wine type, and more, Robert Parker Wine Advocate features the most flexible and robust database and search capabilities there is in the market.

Subscribers of Robert Parker Wine Advocate have a searchable database of more than 250,000 professional wine ratings, reviews and articles, daily wine industry news, and a professionally moderated bulletin board at their fingertips. In addition, Robert Parker Wine Advocate is the Michelin Guide’s strategic partner for both Asia and the United States.

CMIA Capital Partners invested in The Wine Advocate in 2016 and provided growth capital for Robert Parker Wine Advocate to establish its market presence in Asia. In June 2017, Michelin acquired a 40% shareholding in The Wine Advocate and CMIA Capital Partners divested of its interest in the process. In 2019, Michelin acquired 100% of The Wine Advocate.

Year of Investment

2016

Investment Status

Exited

Region

Southeast Asia

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