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A Life in Wine

by Steven Spurrier

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Producer : Academie du Vin Library

Region : England (UK)

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THE MOMENT he was handed a glass of Cockburn 1908 vintage port by his grandfather at 13 years old, Steven Spurrier knew he would make wine his career. He travelled Europe in his red sports car (fitted with a compact wine fridge in the boot), working the vintage in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne, before embarking on the first of many extraordinary ventures: setting up shop to sell wine to the French. As an Englishman in the heart of Paris, this seemed a remarkably bold (if not foolish) project, but the plan worked. In 1976, he went on to mastermind the ‘Judgement of Paris’, the France vs California blind tasting that changed the wine world forever.

This memoir looks back on Steven’s life charting the incidents, adventures, ideas and discoveries that formed his wine journey. With tributes from Hugh Johnson, Miguel Torres, Oz Clarke, Jancis Robinson MW, Warren Winiarski and many more.

"Few people have so profoundly informed, guided and inspired generations through their journeys in wine." - Andrew Caillard MW

225 x 170mm, 288pp hardback

ISBN: 978-1-913141-07-3

Specs

Producer Academie du Vin Library
Region England (UK)
UPC Code ISBN 978-1-913141-07-3

The Producer

Academie du Vin Library

Between our love of all things vinous - and the upcoming holiday gifting season on the horizon, we couldn't be more excited to announce our latest Partnership with Marc Nadeau, L’Academie du Vin school and L’Academie du vin library to offer an array of books produced by a pantheon of the most time honoured and internationally respected wine writers. These books are exquisite pieces of art albeit ones that can be touched, opened, and thoroughly enjoyed.

The Académie du Vin Library was founded by Steven Spurrier and was dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing of the past, the present and the future. The story behind the name came from Steven’s days in Paris in the 1970s, when he began running wine appreciation courses for his English-speaking friends. These books are the best way increase your enjoyment of wine, without needing to get a degree to become a sommelier. From autobiographies to regional profiles to in-depth features on some of the most important estates in the world of wine, this collection contains must-have literature for the wine enthusiast.

Whether you're looking to add some gorgeous pieces to your cellar, or searching for a hard to find gift for the wine lover on your shopping list this holiday season, we have you covered. These books, from globally revered icons, are one of the greatest gifts for any true wine lover, and the best way to spend your WineOnline reward points!

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