Steven Spurrier

Steven Spurrier was born in 1941. He is a British wine expert that organized the Paris wine tasting in 1976 which led to the expansion of wine production in the New World. Spurrier got the idea of a tasting to introduce his French friends to some of the California wines he has been hearing about. This might have been the first time that California and French wines went head to head in a major tasting, with nine experienced French judges: sommeliers, chefs, winemakers and critics. Knowing the French, Spurrier decanted the wines into anonymous bottles, because it was too much to expect them to be fair about another country’s wines. He also wrote many books of wine such as How to Buy Fine Wines, Fine Wine Guide, French Country Wines Guide.

 

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