Jancis Robinson OBE, MW
DAY TWO & THREE
Described by London’s Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’, Jancis Robinson OBE, MW was always going to headline the speaker wish list for Pinot Noir 2017. Robinson 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 globally syndicated column. Robinson is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes – each of these books recognised as a standard industry 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. That’s right. She helps the Queen of England, Elizabeth II choose her wine. So to secure Robinson as a speaker for Pinot Noir 2017, understandably has the organizing committee, and indeed New Zealand’s entire pinot noir producing community, extremely excited.