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01.20.2005

Jancis Robinson on Women and Wine

I stumbled across this interview with Jancis Robinson recently which is actually quite bad, because it dwells for the entire interview on the fact that Robinson is a woman, even though one of the first things she says in the interview is that making a big deal about women in the wine industry is patronizing and no longer news.

That having been said, Robinson, who is the author of the definitive Oxford Companion To Wine, has lots of good perspective on women in the wine industry. Read the interview here.

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The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson Wine Grapes The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson to cork or not to cork by George Taber reading between the vines by Terry Theise adventures on the wine route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud