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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson

See a review of this DVD here.

You can now order our brand new DVD of the nine best 10-minute film portraits in our two award-winning and very entertaining BBC2 series Vintners’ Tales shown in 1992 and 1998, comprising the following characters in conversation with me:


John Avery MW

Bill Baker of Reid Wines

Adam Brett-Smith of Corney & Barrow

Michael Broadbent MW

Carla Carlisle of Wyken Vineyards

Farr Vintners

Edmund Penning-Rowsell

Harry Waugh Hon MW

Nigel Wilson of Lincoln College, Oxford.


Each series won ‘Best Television Programme of the Year; in the annual Glenfiddich Awards, the dominant food and drink media awards in the UK at the time. The 1998 series also earned me the only ever Glenfiddich TV Personality of the Year (beating off several celebrity chefs) and went on to global recognition by winning the Gold Award for Wine TV Programmes at the World Food Media Awards, Tasting Australia in 1999.  (I must confess I'd forgotten all this - just been reminded when looking it up here.) I should warn you that, being a compilation of archive material, this is not spanking new video quality that looks as though it were filmed last week - just look at my wardrobe, for instance.


We are now offering these 90-minute DVDs at £10 (about $20, 14 euros or Aus$23 each) [plus VAT in the UK I'm afraid - a bore], of which half  (£5) goes straight to Wine Relief, the wine-related fundraising initiative for Comic Relief’s thoroughly laudable, extremely well-chosen and carefully-monitored projects in Africa and the UK. We've set post and packaging at £3 for the UK and £5 for outside the UK for every consignment no matter how many copies are ordered in the hope that it will encourage larger orders.


These lightweight gemscome in their own special plastic cases.


To place your order and get DVD(s) in the mail to you right now go to our new online store.