The English journalist Jancis Robinson (* 1950) holds a degree in mathematics and philosophy from Oxford. She began her professional wine career in 1975 as an employee at the wine magazine "Wine and Spirits". In 1984 she was the first female journalist to pass the exam Master of Wine,
From her numerous books are "vines, grapes, wines" (1987), which with the gold medal of the GAD (Gastronomy Academy Germany) excellent "Oxford Companion to Wine" (Oxford Wine Dictionary, 1995 - revised editions 2003, 2007), "Wine Course" (1996), "Grape Varieties and their Wines" (1996) and "The World Atlas of Wine" ( 2001 - with Hugh Johnson ), as " Wine Grapes "(2012 - with Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz ) worth mentioning. From 1980 to 1986, she was the successor to Johnson Wine Correspondent of the Sunday Times. In 1984 she won the coveted "Glenfiddich Trophy" for the first time and in 1986 she was awarded "Wine Writer of the Year" and "Food Writer of the Year".
On the Vinitaly In 1996 she won the trophy of "Veronafiere" for her "special skills in popularizing wine culture and viticulture". In 1989, she and her husband founded a TV production company that produced, among other things, the ten-part "Jancis Robinson's Wine Course". In 1999, she became the Stonefeather Price awarded for wine journalism. Jancis Robinson also writes regularly for the Financial Times and the Wine Magazine Wine Spectator, With the current 2002 edition, Hugh Johnson entrusted her with the editorial responsibility of the "Grand Wine Atlas". In October 2003, Queen Elizabeth II honored Jancis Robinson with the title "Officer of the Order of the British Empire". Jancis Robinson lives in London with her husband and three children. Her many books have been published glossary used as a source.