Join Jancis Robinson, MW, author of The Oxford Companion to Wine, for a talk and tasting of American wines at her only public New York City appearance this spring.
Over the past three decades, a wine revolution has been taking place across the United States. There are now more than 7,000 American wine producers—up from 440 in 1970—and the best bottles are every bit as good as the finest wines of Europe.
World-renowned wine writer Jancis Robinson is the coauthor of American Wine, the first comprehensive and authoritative reference on the wines, wineries and winemakers of America. This book is the companion to her international bestseller, The World Atlas of Wine. Jancis brings to life the vitality of American wine culture with breathtaking photographs, profiles of key personalities and informational graphics, along with details on key regions, wineries and vineyards. With a focus on well-known wine-producing areas such as California, Oregon and Washington, Jancis also ventures across the country to introduce gems such as racy Rieslings from Michigan and New York, Bordeaux-style wines from Virginia, bright-fruited Tempranillo from Texas and southern Oregon and characterful Nortons from the Midwest.
Jancis will speak in conversation with Michael Steinberger in 92YTribeca's screening room, and the talk will be followed by an informal wine tasting reception, as well as a book sale and signing, in 92YTribeca's art gallery.
Jancis Robinson MW, author of The Oxford Companion to Wine and coauthor of The World Atlas of Wine, among other titles, has been following the fortunes of American wine closely since 1980, when she became secretary of the Zinfandel Club, an organization created to promote California wine in the UK. Through the Zinfandel Club, Jancis met her husband, restaurant writer Nicholas Lander, and together they assembled a wine list for the storied and award-winning Soho eatery L'Escargot. She writes weekly for The Financial Times and daily for the award-winning JancisRobinson.com.
Jancis’ prodigious talents have garnered her two Clicquot Book of the Year awards, two James Beard awards and accolades as diverse as the Wine Literary Award, Harper’s “Most Inspiring Wine Critic and Most Influential Wine Writer” and the Society of Wine Educators Grand Award. She was also voted best wine journalist for “integrity as well as willingness to listen” in a poll of 300 key members of the US wine trade for Wine Business International, and was inducted into the Wine Media Guild Hall of Fame in 2008. Her latest book is American Wine.
Michael Steinberger is the wine writer for Men's Journal and was previously the longtime wine columnist for Slate magazine. He has also written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine, and is author of the book Au Revoir to All That, about the rise, fall and future of French cuisine. His website is winediarist.com.
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