Matt Kramer Out as Oregonian Wine Critic
Matt Kramer is an American wine critic since 1976, who is a columnist for The Oregonian, (and was a columnist for The New York Sun before its demise in 2008), and previously for the Los Angeles Times, and since 1985 a regular contributor to the Wine Spectator. He has been described as “perhaps the most un-American of all America’s wine writers”, by Mike Steinberger as “one of the more insightful and entertaining wine writers around”, and by Hugh Johnson as “an intellectual guerrilla among wine writers”.”
Like any critic, Mr. Kramer has friends and foes, but he is one of the best-known wine writers around. Though I don’t always agree with his selections, one of the reasons I like him, is that he tends to focus on lesser-known wines that are available for prices lower than their brethren. When he writes a positive review about a locally available wine, it often sells out.
Many people will miss his column. I know I’m sorry to see it go.