The English journalist Jancis Robinson (*1950) has a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford. She began her professional wine career in 1975 as an employee of the wine magazine "Wine and Spirits". In 1984 she was the first female journalist to pass the Master of Wine exam.
Among her numerous books are "Vines, Grapes, Wines" (1987), the "Oxford Companion to Wine" (Oxford Weinlexikon, 1995 - revised editions 2003), which was awarded the gold medal of the GAD (Gastronomie Akademie Deutschland), 2007), "Wine course" (1996), "Grape varieties and their wines" (1996) and "The World Atlas of Wine" (2001 - with Hugh Johnson), as well as "Wine Grapes" (2012 - with Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz) are worth mentioning. From 1980 to 1986 she was the successor of Johnson as wine correspondent for the "Sunday Times". In 1984 she won the coveted "Glenfiddich Trophy" for the first time and in 1986 she was named "Wine Writer of the Year" and "Food Writer of the Year".
At Vinitaly in 1996, she won the "Veronafiere" trophy for her "special skills in popularising wine culture and viticulture". In 1989 she founded a TV production company with her husband, which produced, among other things, the ten-part "Jancis Robinson's Wine Course". In 1999 she was awarded the Steinfeder Prize for Wine Journalism. Jancis Robinson also writes regularly for the "Financial Times" and the wine magazine Wine Spectator. With the current 2002 issue, Hugh Johnson entrusted her with the editorial responsibility for the "Great Wine Atlas". In October 2003 Queen Elizabeth II honoured Jancis Robinson with the title "Officer of the Order of the British Empire". Jancis Robinson lives in London with her husband and three children. Her many books have often been used as sources in the figurative wine lexicon.
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