Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Vintners' Tales DVD

This new DVD contains of the nine of best 10-minute film portraits in the award-winning BBC2 series Vintners’ Tales shown in 1992 and 1998, comprising the following characters in conversation with Jancis Robinson. Unfortunately, it is missing some episodes which is a bit of a let-down.

This television series won the Best Television Programme of the Year award at the annual Glenfiddich Awards.
The 1998 series also earned Jancis Robinson the only ever Glenfiddich TV Personality of the Year and went on to global recognition by winning the Gold Award for Wine TV Programmes at the World Food Media Awards at Tasting Australia in 1999.

The DVD Contents are

Series 1
Harry Waugh (Honoury MW)
Bill Baker (Reid Wines)
Farr Vintners

Series 2
Michael Broadbent MW (Christie's)
Carla Carlisle (Wyken Vineyards)
Adam Brett-Smith (Corney and Barrow)
Nigel Wilson (Lincoln College, Oxford University)
John Avery MW (Averys)
Edmund Penning-Rowsell

What comes across is Michael Broadbent's hatred of Sothebys, John Avery's chaotic approach to business and what a great job Nigel Wilson had; every time Nigel went down to one of the college cellars, if he could find them, there was almost a guarantee to discover some unknown treasure of a wine.

This DVD can be bought via Jancis Robinson's website. It costs ten pounds of which five pounds is donated to the charity Comic Relief.

Website : Jancis Robinson

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