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The Winners of the Golden Vines Awards

12 October, 2021

I attended the press event for the Golden Vines Awards on 7th October 2021, which included the inaugural Diversity Scholarships, supported by the Gerard Basset Foundation. These are awards of £55,000 to two BAME/BIPOC students who are studying for the …

Wine Webinar Series: Sherry – the finest wine

30 September, 2021

Discover the secrets of one of the most under-appreciated yet finest wines in the world with Ben Howkins Join us for a series of wine lectures curated by Académie du Vin Library, looking at key regions, wines and winemaking practices, …

Wine Webinar Series: Road Trip – On the California Wine Road with Clare Tooley

28 September, 2021

Join us for the first in a series of wine lectures. California is one of the world’s most interesting and prestigious wine regions. Clare Tooley MW will guide you around the state from south to north, discussing the wines and …

Books for wine lovers
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!