Steven Spurrier

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.

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...