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The Oxford Companion to Wine and A Tasting

Wednesday 25 March 2015

1 Hour


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World-renowned wine critic and journalist Jancis Robinson talks to presenter of the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme, Sheila Dillon, about her life and work, followed by a wine tasting focused on changes in contemporary wine production featured in the forthcoming fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine.

Robinson has been described by Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’. She writes daily for JancisRobinson.com (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for the Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes – A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide. 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.

Dillon has won many awards for her investigative journalism, including the Glaxo Science Prize, Caroline Walker Award and several Glenfiddich Awards, most recently for her documentary about the American meat industry. She is also a patron of Oxford Gastronomica at Oxford Brookes University.

This event lasts one hour 30 minutes and forms part of a series presented by Oxford Gastronomica, Oxford Brookes University’s centre for the study of food, drink and culture.

Guests at this session will be able to pre-order, at a special price, a copy of the most up-to-date edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine, which will be published in September 2015 and Robinson will sign personalised bookplates for those who would like them.

In association with The Vintner.