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We bring you the best wine stories from renowned authors and contributors around the world, presented in our beautiful, descriptive books and in our online magazine, Vinosity. We also offer a carefully curated collection of wine books from other authors.

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Grenache: blood, fire and juicy sweetness

14 September, 2023

This International Grenache Day, we share an essay from Andrew Jefford’s book Drinking with the Valkyries that reveals a lesser-known wine region of Sardinia where Grenache goes by the name of Cannonau. The island’s exuberant wine, with its dark fruit, …

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Humble Picpoul de Pinet steals the show

11 September, 2023

It fits its landscape and the local cuisine so perfectly that you’d think it had been there forever. But, as Henry Jeffreys reports, we’ve only recently come to love the ‘squeeze of grapefruit and saline tang’ of the humble Picpoul

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Burgundy in the face of climate change: Was no-one listening?

4 September, 2023

Climate change is forcing Burgundians to reassess the way they grow grapes as well as how they ferment and age them. In this extract from his chapter ‘Burgundy in the face of climate change’ in the just-published On Burgundy, Tim …

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by those in the know

‘The books that taught me about wine were about places and people. It’s the history and stories about a wine that bring it to life and make it worth talking about.’

– Steven Spurrier

Taking our lead from Steven, our aim at the Académie du Vin Library is to bring you the very best wine writing of the past, the present and the future. Some of our books are undisputed classics – refreshed for today’s reader but without losing any of the charm, or wisdom, of a more innocent time. Our new titles are, we believe, destined to become the classics of the future: easy to read, easy on the eye, and all with something new and important to say.

We like to think of ourselves not just as publishers and booksellers, but as a community of wine lovers, united by a passion for learning more about what makes the wine world so special. We hope you will join us. Happy reading!