Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson - Oenophile, Critic, Writer, Television Presenter and, surprisingly, Music Maven

Ladies aaannnddd Gentlemen! Tonight, in the Two Paddocks Disco Den we honour the world's most celebrated wine writer! Such a star, she only needs one name: Jancis! (Like Meryl. Or Sigourney). As deeply respected at the top table at, say, Chateau Lafitte as she is among the humble vines at Two Paddocks. Not just erudite, but also funny as a fight. Here she is, approaching the DJ booth, looking sharp indeed in Issey Miyake ... put your hands together and put on your jitterbug shoes! Gentry and Ratbags, with her own vinyl and her very own toons ... the wonderful, the utterly unique, the fabulously glamorous ... JANCIS ROBINSON!

Top 10 Tunes

  1. My Baby Just Cares for Me - That Nina Simone one that starts "donkey, donkey, donkey, donkey, donkey, donkey, don-key" - , is it?

  2. Why Don't You Try Me? - Ry Cooder

  3. Hallelujah chorus - A rousing from The Messiah

  4. Dancer with Bruised Knees - Kate & Anna McGarrigle

  5. Rehab - Amy Winehouse on

  6. Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur

  7. The Holly and the Ivy - (Kings College, Cambridge ideally)

  8. Hit Me with your Rhythm Stick - Ian Dury and the Blockheads

-- Right, now I've got to tackle a questionnaire on the first growths…

Wild applause for Jancis as she leaves the stage for her next gig -- The 100 Club on Oxford St, I believe. Come back to Otago soon Jancis, we're always up for a dance at the TP Disco! And what great taste in music! If it wasn't for wine, a career in DJ-ing could have been yours. Like Moby. (Not sure, however, if we will ever take Nina's into for "My Baby" entirely seriously again).