DWWA 2013 Regional Chairs

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Steven Spurrier

Steven Spurrier – Chairman

Steven is a legendary figure in the wine world. Currently Decanter’s consultant editor, he joined the wine trade in London in the 1960s and opened L’Academie du Vin, France’s first private wine school, in Paris in 1973. He staged the historic Judgement of Paris tasting of 1976, which was made into a film, Bottle Shock, in 2008. Since his return to the UK
in 1988, Steven has focused on writing and consultancy, winning many awards. He is currently president of the Circle of Wine Writers and owns Bride Valley Vineyard in Dorset.