Steven Spurrier (wine merchant)

British wine critic (1941-2021)

Steven Spurrier (5 October 1941 – 9 March 2021)[1][2] was a British wine expert and merchant. He was known as a "champion of French wine".[3] Spurrier created the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. He was also the founder of the Academie du Vin and Christie's Wine Course.

Steven Spurrier
Steven Spurrier - Stierch.jpg
May 2016
Born(1941-10-05)5 October 1941
Cambridge, England
Died9 March 2021(2021-03-09) (aged 79)
EducationRugby School
London School of Economics
  • Wine merchant
  • author
Years active1964–2021
Known forOrganising the Judgment of Paris wine competition


  1. International Wina Academy of Roma Steven Spurrier
  2. "'Great man of wine' Steven Spurrier dies at home". The Drinks Business. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  3. Robinson, Jancis (27 May 2006). "Steven Spurrier - champion of French wines". Archived from the original on 3 July 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2021.