Launch night for The Oxford Companion to Wine

Last night, Vinoteca in Kings Cross hosted a launch party for the fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine. I went along and took a few pictures. The wine on offer was the white and red Bordeaux by Château Reynon, and an additional Spanish orange wine made from Airén - all delicious.

Jancis addresses the assembled guests

Lady Primrose Bell chats to Jancis, whose dress colour was no coincidence - it matches the book jacket

Co-author Julia Harding MW was present

Several members of the Robinson clan also came along

Alex Hunt's resplendent beard brought along its owner, seen here talking to fellow philosopher Barry Smith

Carmen Calill, founder of Virago, and Jancis

Jancis with Oz Clarke

The two co-authors, Julia and Jancis