Renowned wine critic, writer Jancis Robinson honored by Institute of Masters of Wine

23:07, February 12

Renowned wine critic and author Jancis Robinson has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award of the Institute of Masters of Wine.  Her career, marked by such influential works as The Oxford Guide to Wine and Wine Grapes, has inspired countless wine lovers and professionals.

The award, which is given every two years to an outstanding individual who has made a significant contribution to the wine industry throughout his career, was presented at a dinner in Paris.  Despite health issues preventing her from attending the event, Robinson graciously accepted the award via Zoom. The award is a testament to Robinson's remarkable journey in the world of wine. 

Receiving her Master of Wine degree in 1984—making her the first person outside the wine industry to earn the title—Robinson's career has been marked by enormous contributions to the industry. Her timely commentary, tasting notes and assessments have served as a valuable resource for wine lovers and professionals alike. Robinson expressed her heartfelt gratitude to her team, staff, and family. 

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” she said. “I share this recognition with everyone who has supported me and worked alongside me throughout my career.” Robinson's humility and dedication undoubtedly played a significant role in her success. 

Her dedication to the wine industry and unwavering passion for her craft have earned her not only the respect of her peers, but the adoration of wine lovers around the world. Robinson has also been shortlisted for Critic of the Year at the 2024 UK Press Awards; a further recognition of her exceptional contribution to the world of wine. 

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