Voted 'the world's most influential wine critic', bestselling author Jancis Robinson helps you become a wine expert, painlessly and at your own pace. Knowledgeable yet down-to-earth, Jancis and her course is like having your very own wine guru by your side. Gain a deeper understanding of wine, with 27 comprehensive lessons and extensive course notes.
Take a journey through the world of wine, with wine expert Jancis Robinson as your guide. From the fascinating history and language of wine, to practical tips on wine tasting and choosing the perfect bottle for any occasion, this course will delight and surprise wine novices and experienced wine buffs alike.
Best-selling author, journalist, broadcaster and producer Jancis Robinson has been writing about wine for 45 years. Jancis writes a weekly column on wine for the Financial Times and has co-authored several internationally renowned books on wine, including The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.
In 1984, Jancis was the first person outside of the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and from there her reputation has only grown. In 2018, she was voted the world’s most influential wine critic in the prestigious BBW competition, and she advised Her Majesty The Queen on her own wine cellar.
Jancis introduces what’s included in the course and explains where her own love of wine began.
Explore the measurable vital statistics of wine, from sweetness and acidity, to alcohol and tannins.
Learn about the difference between drinking and tasting wine, and discover the process for wine tasting like an expert.
Jancis explains what makes the perfect wine glass, how to pour the perfect measure and ways to keep your glassware clean.
It’s myth-busting time. Think all wine improves with age? Think again.
Across the globe, the wine industry is ever-evolving. Explore how the varieties and provenance of wine has changed.
Understand how climate change is reshaping the world of wine, and what winemakers are doing to adapt.
Take a deep dive into the different grape varieties that make some of the most popular types of wine.
Jancis provides an overview of ten classic wine regions, from Bordeaux to Australia, explaining typical styles and key facts.
Jancis shares her ten up-and-coming wine regions to watch, detailing why they're exciting and key sub-regions to look out for.
Learn how to decipher and interpret wine labels by looking at the producer, grape variety, appellation, and alcohol content.
Pick a bottle from a shelf or a wine list with confidence, with Jancis’ guidance.
Get 10 of Jancis’ best practical tips on picking a bottle of wine.
Understand the art and science behind growing grapes for wine.
Follow wine’s journey from vine to glass, in this lesson on how wine is made.
What makes a good vintage? Join Jancis in Burgundy to find out why a wine’s vintage is so important.
Learn about sparkling wine and champagne, and find out what gives this wine its fizz.
Build your own wine toolkit to get the most from every bottle.
Explore what wines go with what types of food, as Jancis encourages experimentation.
Get to know organic and biodynamic wines, and understand what makes them different.
Jancis introduces natural and orange wines and how they’re made.
Delve into a very important topic – the sustainability of wine.
Master the language of wine and learn about the value of wine.
How to invest in wine and what you should consider.
Jancis shares her top wine tips, from trying unfashionable wines to making friends with your local wine merchant.
How to continue expanding your knowledge and learning about wine.
Jancis answers some of the most commonly asked questions about wine.
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A downloadable PDF packed with information, tasting tips and recommendations from Jancis herself.
What people are saying
Jancis transmits her passion for wine in a way that makes me want to know more and more... I love the clarity of her lessons, but also the richness of content.- Mauricio Carbajal
Jancis comes across so well on camera, speaks so eloquently and with enough spread to appeal to novices, inbetweeners and more advanced.- Georgie C
Comprehensive set of videos and guide covering all aspects. An appreciation of the concerns around global warming and use/ overuse of agrochemicals.- Martin Braithwaite
So well presented. Every sentence is packed with information. Constantly learning. No waffle.- Mark Lane
Well filmed, informative, good use of third parties to support the presenter.- Anon
Excellent narration and non-patronising style. Full of information- Manjit Bhamra
All topics extremely well covered, with a didactic , clear approach. Practical and pragmatic, reflecting the views of a world renown expert.- Anon
Each lesson was low key and conversational, but didn’t talk down. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I’ve already begun re-watching.- Anon
I appreciate the high level overview. The material is easily understood / accessible, and the host is brilliant.- LC Smith
Thorough, thoughtful treatment of the topic. Captures how much has changed recently in the world of wine.- Alden Globe
Balanced, practical and approachable. Broad range of topics make this great for any level.- Anon
Have always appreciated Jancis's knowledge and easy way of transferring.- Josh Lessard
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