Last week, Tara Devon O’Leary and I had the pleasure of hosting the modern world’s equivalent of wine royalty, Jancis Robinson, on Episode 4 of The Punch Down. An embed of the broadcast is below for your viewing pleasure.
Jancis was in tip-top form, sharing wine with us (a Moravian Riesling… yes, really…), fielding questions about her accomplishments in the once-stodgy old boys’ club world of wine, and not shying away from questions about her past spats with Robert Parker, her strong views on alternative wine closures, and what she thinks of emerging wine regions. She also professes love for the Finger Lakes region, and we geek out a bit about the Local Wine movement.
And yes, a week later I’m still a bit upset that no one said anything about the Millennium Falcon t-shirt I was wearing during this interview…
Anyway… Just another day at the office, when your office involves drinking wine in the middle of the afternoon while talking to some of the world’s best wine educators…!
Mentioned in this episode:
- American Wine by Jancis Robinson and Linda Murphy
- Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours
- Fass Selections and the Chateau Gaillard Clos de Mez Morgon 2009 (about $22)
- Cellars Nikiforou Moschofilero (Tara’s pick)