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Tasting Pleasure: Confessions of a Wine Lover

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Even the French admit that Jancis Robinson is the undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wine (Le Figaro). Internationally renowned for her work in both television and print, she is the editor of the bestselling Oxford Companion to Wine and has won more than two dozen major awards around the world. Tasting Pleasure is her compelling account of a passion that began while stu ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Penguin Books (first published October 1st 1997)
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Ann Mah
Feb 03, 2015 Ann Mah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Witty, charming, full of fascinating anecdotes. I love this insider's glimpse of the wine world from a woman's perspective.
Jenny GB
Jul 22, 2016 Jenny GB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I received a free copy of this book through the Read It Forward program from Crown Publishing.

I just couldn't get into this one. A wine writer talking about her life experiences could be interesting and funny, but sadly Robinson didn't really come off as either in this book. She kind of rambles on about her life in a disjointed way that made it hard to follow the narrative of what she's talking about in a particular chapter. I found my attention wandering frequently and had to stop about a third
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Maria
I loved this book, it is so charmingly written, so entertaining, lively, educational. I've enjoyed her columns and met her once many years ago at a wine tasting (where else ?). This book is a wonderful reflection on a life some of us may envy. It was written over 10 years ago and the wine world has continued to evolve, but reading this still feels fresh. For anyone who enjoys wine I'd recommend this book.
Elizabeth
Dec 14, 2009 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Robinson is a good writer, better than I expected, and this is lots of fun. Love the strange UK wine terminology.
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Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website jancisrobinson.com. She also provides advice for Queen Elizabeth II's wine cellar.

Robinson studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University and worked for a travel company after leaving university. Robinson
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