Renaissance of L’Academie du Vin

On the evening of October 24th, 2017, at 67 Pall Mall,  Steven Spurrier hosted a Master Class to announce the renaissance of L’Academie du Vin, the Paris wine school that he created in 1973 and which gained worldwide fame for hosting the tasting of wines from California and France which became known as “The Judgement of Paris.”Following almost three decades of inactivity, according to a company release, Spurrier and Patricia Gastaud-Gallagher, director of l’Academie from 1973 to 1988, have registered the name and logo of this brand for the purpose of “creating, recognising and encouraging excellence in wine education and appreciation” on an international basis.

For the London launch, the following wines were poured, five of the eight coming from Spurrier’s own cellar in Dorset.


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