Jancis Robinson

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the wine writer Jancis Robinson.

One of only 200 Masters of Wine in the world, she recalls how her passion was first aroused by a full-bodied Chambolle-Musigny. It was, she says, the first time she realised that wine was an intellectual experience and not just for lubrication. A familiar face on television for her Matters of Taste and Wine Course series, she also edited the prestigious Oxford Companion to Wine. But her main occupation is tasting, and she can sip and spit more than a hundred varieties at a sitting.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Sabat Mater Inflammatus Et Accensus by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Book: Middlemarch by George Eliot
Luxury: Cellar of wines and a corkscrew

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Nov 1996 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestJancis Robinson

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