This, to my knowledge, was the world's first wine DVD. It's a beautifully filmed tour of the world of wine presented and written by me and based on dozens of stunning locations in four continents. Each of the ten half-hour programmes is centred on a major grape variety or theme but provides a complete wine education including how wine is made, tasted, stored and enjoyed. The series won me the overall Glenfiddich Trophy for food and drink communicators in 1995, the UK Wine Guild top award in 1996, and a coveted James Beard Award in the US in 1997.
Over the course of five videos, Jancis Robinson gives us a basic understanding of wine: how it is made, how to appreciate it, how to properly store, open, and drink it. Robinson is an expert in the field, editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, as well as a columnist for the Wine Spectator. These tapes, though, are not just about the drink; just as interesting is her look into the people behind the wines.