Steven Spurrier

Steven Spurrier joined the wine trade in 1964 as a trainee with Christopher and Co, London’s oldest wine merchant. In 1970 he moved to Paris where he opened Les Caves de la Madeleine, which rapidly achieved recognition as one of the most highly regarded specialist wine shops in Paris. In 1973 he opened L'Academie du Vin, France's first private wine school, and went on to stage the famous Paris Tasting of 1976, when a Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon from California scored more highly than some of the most prestigious wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux. Steven Spurrier is the author of several books on wine and is consultant editor to Decanter magazine.

Steven Spurrier


Judgement of Paris

Spurrier unveils 'Judgement of Paris' canvas at The Vineyard

24th May 2012

Steven Spurrier has unveiled an extraordinary new painting – a huge canvas of the legendary 1976 Judgement of Paris.

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Bordeaux 2011: The early campaign?

24th April 2012

After a long and drawn-out en primeur campaign for the 2010s, we asked a few chateau proprietors if this year would be any different...

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Bordeaux 2011: James Lawther MW

23rd April 2012

Decanter contributing editor James Lawther MW talks about the Bordeaux 2011 vintage, during the en primeur tasting week in Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux 2011: Steven Spurrier

22nd April 2012

Decanter consultant editor Steven Spurrier talks about the Bordeaux 2011 vintage, during the en primeur tasting week in Bordeaux.

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New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009

New Zealand Pinot Noir 2009

23rd March 2012

In such a vast growing region, it's hard to generalise about any given year. But as Bob Campbell MW discovers, the latest vintage for New Zealand's flagship red has been universally hailed. See...


Decanter Asia Wine Awards to launch in May

21st March 2012

Decanter is launching a new wine competition in Asia, the Decanter Asia Wine Awards, it has just announced.

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Jefford on Monday: The Gang of 100

9th March 2012

Here's the plot. A forex day-trader with a Ferrari and a diamond stud in each ear happens to sit next to a printer from Maryland in a Washington DC bar. They share a few beers and talk about life....

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Camel Valley and Ridgeview sparkling wine

Camel Valley and Ridge View top latest blind test

8th March 2012

English sparkling favourites Camel Valley and Ridge View came out ahead in a major tasting of 94 sparkling wines – most of them from the UK - held in London last week.

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Paul Symington, Decanter Man of the Year 2012

2nd March 2012

Paul Symington, Decanter’s Man of the Year 2012, was ‘predestined’ for his role at the helm of the family company.

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James Suckling

Critics see red over early Brunello previews

21st February 2012

Previews of the 2007 Brunello di Montalcino vintage for the 'privileged few' have sparked fury among wine critics and bloggers.

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