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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

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

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Academie du Vin Library

Our aim at the Académie du Vin Library is to bring you the very best wine writing of the past, the present and the future. Some of our books are undisputed classics – refreshed for today’s reader but without losing any of the charm, or wisdom, of a more innocent time. Our new titles are, we believe, destined to become the classics of the future: easy to read, easy on the eye, and all with something new and important to say.

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