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Napa Valley’s Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars: 50 years of Iron and Velvet

29 July, 2021

Warren Winiarski on a tractor at the first plantings There’s an old black-and-white photograph of Warren Winiarski planting Stag’s Leap Vineyard (forever known as SLV)  exactly half a century ago. He’s on a tractor, a big Ford 4000, but he’s …

Canadian Wines – It’s Their Time to Shine!

28 July, 2021

Without a vested interest in Canada, one may not realize the extent to which the wine industry has exploded in the last 40 years. A common yet antiquated belief that Canada is most known for ice wine is quickly slipping …

A Toast to the Happy Couple

28 July, 2021

There are thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of couples whose weddings have been disrupted by the pandemic, and now restrictions are lifted they are all scrambling to book their venue, caterers and photographers. ‘Weddings are not just happening at weekends …

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!