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Robinson (Jancis) Papers on Wine Writing
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Description
Jancis Robinson (1950-present), OBE MW, is a British wine writer, journalist, and television presenter. Her papers include tasting notes from commercial and trade tastings, wine festivals, and informal occasions. The collection also includes a clipping books and clipping files containing copies of Jancis Robinson's articles, articles about Ms. Robinson and her work, and publications edited by Ms. Robinson. Ms. Robinson's television work is documented through press clippings and videocassettes of selected programs, including "Matters of Taste", "The Wine Programme", "Vintner's Tales", "Jancis Robinson's Wine Course", and "Taste with Jancis Robinson". Photographs in the collection include formal publicity photographs, posed and informal photographs from award events and tastings, and photographs taken during filming of television programs. The collection also includes a small amount of personal and professional correspondence, a selection of books authored by Jancis Robinson, and a number of award medals.
Background
Jancis Robinson (1950-present), OBE MW, is a British wine writer, journalist, and television presenter. Ms. Robinson is the author of twenty-nine books and hundreds of articles. Among her books are The 24-Hour Wine Expert (2016), How to Taste/Jancis Robinson's Wine Tasting Workbook (2002 and 2008), Tasting Pleasure/Confessions of a Wine Lover (1997), Jancis Robinson's Wine Course (1995 and 2003), Vines, Grapes & Wines (1986), Masterglass (1983), and The Wine Book (1979). She is editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, 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. Her television work includes, among others, "The Wine Programme" (1983-1986), which was the world's first television series about wine; "Matters of Taste" (1988 and 1991); "Vintners' Tales" (1992 and 1998); "Jancis Robinson's Wine Course" (1995, with accompanying book); and "Taste with Jancis Robinson" (1999).
Extent
33.4 linear feet
Restrictions
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research.