The Jancis Robinson Glassware Collection
On the 30th of October, United Cellars had the pleasure of hosting a dinner at Sydney's Bentley Restaurant + Bar with Jancis Robinson MW, one of the most esteemed wine writers in the world. She was in Australia launching her new range of glassware, which is now available.
Jancis Robinson OBE, ComMA, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and wine writer. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website JancisRobinson.com, updated daily. She also provides advice for the wine cellar of Queen Elizabeth II. In 1984, she became the first person outside the wine trade, as well as the first female to become a Master of Wine. As a wine writer, she has become one of the world's leading writers of educational and encyclopedic material on wine and was described by Decanter magazine as 'the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world'. The Oxford Companion to Wine, edited by Robinson, is widely considered to be the most comprehensive wine encyclopedia in the world. The first edition was published in 1994, and took five years to write after she was signed on as editor in 1988.
Bentley is a Two Hat restaurant the offers a very special dining experience in an industrial-chic space in Sydney’s CBD. It is widely regarded as the best place in Australia to drink wine.
During the evening Chef Brent Savage’s innovative and inventive food was expertly paired with boutique Australian wines including names such as Mount Mary, SC Pannell and Wantirna Estate. Bentley has earned a swag of industry awards including No.10 in Gourmet Traveller Top 100 Restaurants 2019.
The Jancis Robinson Collection is in fact a cross-disciplinary collaboration with celebrated London-based product designer Richard Brendon, who pairs a love of heritage crafts with an eye for modern design. Before teaming up with Jancis he’d made a name for himself creating collections for the likes of Four Seasons, Gleneagles, Corinthia Hotel London, Fortnum & Mason, Lane Crawford and Harrods.
“I was looking for the perfect wine glass,” says Jancis. “I love white wine as much as red and have never understood why white wine glasses are routinely smaller than those designed for red wine. White wines can be just as complex, and just as deserving of what you might call aroma enhancement as reds.”
Precision-engineered to be the only stemmed glass you need to enjoy every wine at its best. Use this glass for every wine, whatever its colour, including sparkling wine, port, sherry, sweet wines and anything else you want to savour and enjoy to the fullest. This shape has been specially designed to maximise your enjoyment of all wines’ aromas, flavours and textures in the most practical way possible. Dimensions: 9cm diameter; height 22.4cm. - Jancis Robinson
This bottle-shaped decanter allows you to decant a mature wine off its sediment whilst ensuring that it is not exposed to too much harmful oxygen. The refined shape follows the form of the Wine Glass and the beautiful mouth-blown stopper adds an element of contemporary design to your table. Dimensions: 9cm diameter; height 27.2cm. - Jancis Robinson
This is a generous and bold decanter for young wines needing aeration and maximum surface area for the wine. The long neck allows for a strong grip that will allow you to swirl the wine energetically, allowing oxygen to encourage and hasten a young wine’s evolution and mellow the flavours. As an important bonus, the bowl is also large enough to accommodate a magnum. Dimensions: 17cm diameter; height 23cm. - Jancis Robinson