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Steven Spurrier (born 1941) is a British wine expert and former merchant who has been described as a champion of French wine.
Steven Spurrier (born 1941) is a British wine expert and former merchant who has been described as a champion of French wine. Spurrier organized the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976, which unexpectedly elevated the status of California wine and promoted the expansion of wine production in the New World. He is also the founder of the Academie du Vin and Christie's Wine Course, in addition to authoring and co-authoring several wine books.
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Spurrier staged the historic 1976 blind tasting between wines from California and France, the Judgment of Paris, and in the 1980s he wrote several wine books and created the Christie’s Wine Course with then senior wine director Michael Broadbent, a veteran Decanter columnist. In 1988 Spurrier returned to the UK to focus on writing and consultancy, with his clients including Singapore Airlines.
Steven Spurrier, with an early Beatles haircut. Spurrier believes it’s no accident that this n American winemaker Robert Mondavi and French winemaker Philippine de Rothschild-had not happened earlier. Gallagher, who worked for him is on the left, and Odette Kahn, one of the judges, is on the right. Photo by Bella Spurrier.
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Steven Spurrier (wine merchant). Flag as Inappropriate. Steven Spurrier - champion of French wines". Spurrier, Steven (September 6, 2008). Spurrier has received several international awards for wine writing including Le Prix de Champagne Lanson and the Bunch Prize, both for articles published in Decanter. In 2001 he was awarded Le Grand Prix de l’Academie Internationale du Vin and The Maestro Award in honor of Andre Tchelistcheff. In 1988 he was made Le Personalite de l’Annee (Oenology) for his services to French wine.
Wine - A Way of Life Steven Spurrier. The whole book is a bit like this; Spurrier is great with a pithy one-liner but at times maddeningly uninformative. Adelphi Press, p. 40, £20. Fine wine rarely makes it into the public consciousness, but one event in 1976 has proved of perennial interest: the so-called Judgment of Paris. It heralded the arrival of wine from the New World, but also tapped into popular prejudice. It was a glass of 1908 Cockburns port that Spurrier tried at the age of 13 that sparked a lifelong interest in wine. Rather than go to university, as expected, he worked in the cellars of a wine merchant, Christopher’s, in Soho.
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