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In Vino Veritas – A Collection of Fine Wine Writing Past and Present

An elegantly bound collection of fine wine writing past and present – the perfect gift for wine lovers everywhere (or the wine lovers in their life).

  • Introduced by Hugh Johnson
  • Michael Broadbent on Good and Bad Vintages
  • Elin McCoy and Andrew Caillard MW answer the question ‘Is Wine Art?’
  • Pioneering winemaker Randall Grahm on California’s ‘Magic Grape’
  • Bordeaux, Burgundy or Napa Cabernet? Steven Spurrier, Maurice Healy and Ian Maxwell Campbell decide on the better wine…
  • Wise words on Sparkling Bordeaux, ‘Barbaric’ Auslese and the benefits of a good label, from George Saintsbury, Charles Walter Berry and Baron Philippe de Rothschild
  • Wine words from the poets: Colette, Horace and Charles Baudelaire
  • George Orwell and PG Wodehouse on the pleasures of wine and tea
  • Contributions from Fiona Morrison MW, H Warner Allen, Henry Vizetelly, Justin Howard-Sneyd MW, Kathleen Burk, Peter Vinding-Diers, Simon Loftus, Jason Tesauro, Cecil Torr, Cyrus Redding, Dirk Niepoort, Ben Howkins, Jane MacQuitty, Gerald Asher, Dan Keeling, Jonathan Miles, Joan Littlewood, Tony Aspler, Giles MacDonogh, Alice Wooledge Salmon and Harry Eyres


The Académie du Vin Library was founded by Steven Spurrier and friends, 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.

Format: Hardback

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