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A Hampshire Hatrick

23 June, 2022

Hampshire is a thriving hub of English wine, particularly of sparkling wine, as a recent tasting illustrated. This had become an annual event, until Covid intervened, with nine wineries taking part: Black Chalk, Cottonworth, Danebury Vineyards, Exton Park, The Grange, …

An Evening with Hugh Johnson

13 June, 2022

Hugh Johnson, ‘the wine writer with the magic pen’, to quote Jancis Robinson, has fundamentally changed how we think about wine. He makes it accessible and fun and exciting. Join Hugh in conversation with Margaret Rand, on behalf of World …

Memories of the Royal Household Wine Committee

30 May, 2022

The Royal family are not great wine lapperoos, but they certainly do their fair share of entertaining spread over their four main residences, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Sandringham. All wines served for lunch or dinner are carefully selected …

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!

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