45 years of Wine Writing – Live talk and Q&A with Jancis Robinson

Join us for a fascinating live talk and Q&A from St Anne’s alumna Jancis Robinson.

Voted the world’s most influential wine critic in polls in the US, France and internationally in 2018, Jancis views herself as a wine writer rather than a wine critic. She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com and weekly for the Financial Times. She is founder-editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of  The World Atlas of Wine (4.7 million copies sold just before the 8th edition was published in October 2019) and co-author of Wine Grapes, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide. The 24-Hour Wine Expert (2017) is a slim paperback guide to the practical essentials of wine.

She travels all over the world to conduct wine events – often for the global literacy initiative Room to Read – and in 2018 launched her own hand-made, dishwasher-friendly, ideal wine glass.

In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. In one week in April 2016 she was presented with France’s Officier du Mérite Agricole, the German VDP’s highest honour and, in the US, her fourth James Beard Award.

She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.

On this evening she will be talking to us about her varied career and how the world of wine has evolved in the last 20 years of JancisRobinson.com’s existence. She will also be able to give advice on how to taste wine, so if you would like to, please do bring a glass to the event. There will also be an opportunity to ask Jancis any questions you may have.

This event is free to attend, please register by emailing development.events@st-annes.ox.ac.uk

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