Rugby School Bundle

In the picturesque setting of Rugby School in Warwickshire, a serendipitous encounter unfolded that would shape the future of two young men—Steven Spurrier and Ben Howkins. As classmates at this prestigious institution, their paths crossed amid the hallowed halls and verdant grounds of Rugby School. Bonding over shared interests, a passion for knowledge, and a budding curiosity for the world of wine, Spurrier and Howkins developed a friendship that would withstand the test of time. Little did they know that their early connection at Rugby School would lay the foundation for a lifelong journey into the realms of viticulture and enology, ultimately leading them to become influential figures in the world of wine. The seeds of their enduring friendship sown in their school days at Rugby would go on to flourish, intertwining their destinies in the fascinating tapestry of the wine world.

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Steven Spurrier’s Académie du Vin Wine Course

True to the spirit of the original, Steven Spurrier’s Académie du Vin Wine Course takes the reader logically through every aspect of wine appreciation: how to taste wine like the professionals; why the ways grapes are grown and wines are made have such a profound impact on the final taste; the characteristics of the most popular grape varieties and the world’s wine-growing regions; and last, but certainly not least, how to store and collect wine so that you can appreciate it in years to come.

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Adventures in the Wine Trade

Ben Howkins grew up in rural Northamptonshire, spent a year studying at the prestigious American college Amherst at the behest of his influential stepmother, then returned home to begin his working life at the local Phipps Brewery. But then, more by luck than judgement, he was awarded a coveted Scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Vintners — and so began a 60-year rollercoaster journey through the world of fine wine.

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