“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.

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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.

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LATEST NEWS // FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Fiona Morrison MW Meets Ronan Sayburn MS

In between writing up her tasting notes for Bordeaux’ 2019 En Primeurs (‘Gorgeous wines’), Fiona Morrison has had a busy week spreading the news about the latest version of 10 Great Wine Families – A Tour Through Europe. Her book, now boasting a smart new cover for its latest print run, was the hot topic […] Read more >>

Tales of Michael Broadbent

A few weeks ago I gave a webinar to the members of 67 Pall Mall on the theme of ‘Tales of Michael Broadbent’. Michael has been my inspiration and my mentor throughout my life in wine, and it made perfect sense to me that it was a new edition of his groundbreaking book, Wine Tasting, […] Read more >>

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