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.

More from: Wine News


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.

More from: Wine News


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....

More from: Jefford on Monday

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.

More from: Wine News


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.

More from: Wine News

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.

More from: Wine News

Steven Spurrier, Chairman of the DWWA

Burgundy 2010: Steven Spurrier

20th January 2012

Decanter readers will have read with interest Sarah Marsh MW’s very positive report on the 2010 Burgundies from the region that extends around 300 kilometres from north to south, with great...

More from: Wine Reports


Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 opens

5th January 2012

Entries for this year's Decanter World Wine Awards are now open.

More from: Wine News


Steven Spurrier's Christmas cellar vintage guide

12th December 2011

If you're wondering what wines you should be getting out of your cellar this Christmas, look no further, as Steven Spurrier tells Decanter the best vintages of Burgundy, Bordeaux and Rhone that...

More from: Wine Reports

dfwe, dfwe 2011

DFWE 2011: Chateau Canon Masterclass

21st November 2011

Lovers of elegance in Bordeaux found their pleasure tasting 10 vintages of Chateau Canon, one of only 15 Premier Grand Cru Classes B from St Emilion known especially for its elegance.

More from: Specials | Previous Events