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Jancis OBE!

Published:  23 July, 2008

Jancis Robinson MW has been awarded an OBE for services to broadcasting and journalism'. Jancis told Harpers: I'm gobsmacked but delighted by this honour - though that's only about a tenth as delighted as my mother and mother-in-law. Anything that makes wine seem more important is fine by me. And I hope this will help give women additional confidence in the world of wine. Last time I got a great broadcasting honour [Glenfiddich's only ever award for TV Personality of the Year] it signalled the end of my on-screen career. Doubtless this is the final nail in the coffin.' Robinson is also a driving force behind the Wine Relief initiative, which runs in conjunction with Comic Relief. Earlier this year the charity raised 502,000.