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Still Wines from Champagne – Fizz’s Final Frontier

12 May, 2021

Charles Heidsieck cellar master Cyril Brun is giving a masterclass to a room full of Champagne enthusiasts. But there’s a problem – he can’t open the bottles. It’s not a problem you would imagine would befall an experienced chef de cave, but …

New Kids on the Roussillon Block…

12 May, 2021

The vinous landscape of Roussillon has changed enormously in the last 20 years or so, and it’s now finally beginning to emerge from the shadows of the Languedoc and stand alone.  Where once it was known for its sweet Vins …

Bordeaux 2020

27 April, 2021

James Lawther MW gives the background to Bordeaux’s latest vintage ahead of the En Primeur tastings this April Ten years on, will the 2020 vintage, alongside 2019 and 2018, make it another golden treble for Bordeaux, emulating 2010, 2009 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!