• 0 Items - £0.00
    • No products in the cart.

“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!

Chateau Musar – The Story of a Wine Icon is unique. No other book introduces the ancient mecca of winemaking, Lebanon, like this book. No winemaker has fought harder for his wines than Serge Hochar. Written with the full participation and approval of the Hochar family, our latest book is now available to buy through our website. With contributions and tasting notes for vintages going back to 1951 from: Jancis Robinson MW, Michael Broadbent, Steven Spurrier and Bartholomew Broadbent. Features over 100 stunning, specially commissioned photographs taken by Lucy Pope in Lebanon.

Sign up for our monthly Newsletter

 




 

Books for wine lovers
–by those
in the know

 

 

CLASSICS OF THE PAST…

Re-issues of some of the finest wine books of the past, specially selected, updated and enhanced by the Académie du Vin Library. Elegantly bound and printed, each of our classics offers a treasure-trove of knowledge and wine wisdom that now demands a new audience.

…and CLASSICS OF THE FUTURE

New titles, covering every aspect of the wine trade that have been selected for their uniqueness and readibility. They include a new series of specially commissioned guides to grape varieties and wine styles written by acknowledged experts in their fields.

Académie du Vin Library
Membership Scheme

Find out more

Join the Club! – Discounts on books, exclusive wine updates from our global network of correspondents, a pass to 67 Pall Mall, and more…

LATEST NEWS // FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Never Wait for that Special Occasion

Ben Howkins - I don’t know about you, but in my wine cellar, there are certain bottles of wine that have multi scuffed back labels. These tend to be my older, finer wines. Wines that I earmark for ‘that special occasion’. They have become friends over the years, gently reposing in my wine rack until smilingly disturbed by […] Read more >>

Eat, Drink and Be Sherry No 5

Ben Howkins - Firstly, I do hope that you and yours are safe and sound amidst this surreal turmoil in which we all find ourselves. Although this is not the time for socializing as such, it may prove to be a time of prolonged reflection and relaxation that we never really expected to benefit from. How to make […] Read more >>

BECOME A RESELLER

Are you a wine educator, winery or wine merchant with customers who you think might like to buy our books?

Are you in a part of the world that’s expensive of difficult to ship to from the UK, but with enthusiastic customers on your doorstep?

In that case, why not become an Academie du Vin Library reseller and sell our books direct?
Click here for more details.

OUR PARTNERS