Meet Steven Spurrier: The Man who Changed Wine Forever

By Brian Lemay 100 comments


Wine is made to be drunk,
if not everyday, at least it should be
part of your life. Stephen Spurrier is one of the legends
of the industry. And everybody who comes
into the wine trade, there are certain sort of
key figures who stand out and Stephen is absolutely
one of the top boys. Well, he’s
the top writer. And having a fun time. He’s trying to make
wine interesting. He writes for
the consumer. I mean he’s had enormous
experience, as you know. It’s great to be in the
presence of somebody who can contextualize
a sample of wine back across 30, 40, 50 years. He actually did more for
California wines, for example, than anybody
else I can think of. Steven has been, without
question, one of the most influential people in
the modern wine industry. The guy’s a legend. My introduction to
wine was through my grandfather, who had
quite a good setup. One evening sticks
in my mind. It was Christmas Eve,
probably ’54, when dinner came to
an end, he said I think you’re old enough to
have a glass of Port. And so,
he held the bottle up for me, I had a glass of
Port and I tasted it and it was absolutely
fantastic. So I said gosh grandpa,
that’s wonderful, what is it? Cobins 1908, my boy. And that was a flash and I already knew that was
gonna be my profession. I taste maybe 50
to 60 wines a day. I mean, during the week, I’ll certainly taste
over 200 wines. Out of those 200 wines
I might select three or four to write
about in Decanter. Well he’s a very
good actual taster. He’s had a huge
amount of experience. We’ve tested together. And he and I have
a very similar palate. Tasting is
intelligent drinking. Tasting is paying
attention. It’s not that you might
not enjoy the tastings. But it is not hedonistic. I brought my own
camera crew. So these are some of
the oldest win sellers in London. They go back
about 450 years. Of course, there is
a method of tasting. There’s a sort of logic. First thing you’ll do when you have a glass
of wine is look at it. And the color is
very important. That tells you quite
a lot of things. And a nose is important, because it tells
you an awful lot. And the taste just
confirms what you’ve actually seen and tasted. So the next three wines
are from the Vega Sicilia estate which is
bang in the middle, in the best part of. And they’re all 100%
Tempranillo grape. He’s always been good. He’s a natural. I think you’ve gotta
be born with a good sense of smell. But it’s practice. You’ve got to taste,
and taste, and taste, and make notes. That’s lovely. I love the freshness and
the crunch. One of the things that
has always struck me, from tasting with
him is the amount of experience that he’s got. The amount of context
that he can bring to every tasting of every
sample of every wine is pretty breathtaking
really. So the last wine of
the Vega Sicilia range is the Vega Sicilia Unico. It’s richly textured. You can only get that
rich texture, that complexity of textures,
from long maturation. This wine is approaching
a work of art where the painter has been
working on the canvas brush stroke by brush
stroke to create a wine like that. Very complex wine. When you have
a complex wine, you can’t just get
the bouquet right away, you have to keep on
swirling it so that all the aromas impose
themselves on your brain. And I can go to a week’s
tastings and not find a wine that I really want
to write about because I’ve only got six wines
a month to write about. But I’ve found two here. Great range of wines. As I understand it, he
started in wine back in the ’60s and
moved to Paris. He was an English
speaking figure in the Paris
wine industry, which is obviously
quite a rare thing. But he had an amazing
shop over there called. Then next door he
founded a wine school called Academy Duvan. Which was absolutely
unheard of. An Englishman opening
a wine school in Paris to teach the French
about wine. And that, of course, made
me well-known overnight. Wine school, that’s
when I had my mustache, my rather dreadful
mustache. And that’s my wine shop. And everyone wanted
to talk about us. We were the flavor
of the month. My wine school was in
the middle of Paris and we were the only wine
shop that spoke English. So California wine makers
used to come to my shop and bring in
their wines and I thought they
were fabulous and well there was
Prohibition in America in the 1930s, so the
California wineries only got back on their
feet in the 1940s. And they were
a young industry. They were historically
they were over 100 years old, but people had
forgotten about them. And so these guys were
making the best wine they possibly could, banging
on doors to try and sell their wine, and
finding it wasn’t easy. I thought well why don’t
I do something about it. Why don’t I try and get
these wines recognized. And the only way to get unknown wines
recognized is to have them tasted blind against
the benchmark wines. And so that’s what I did. The judgement at Paris
was a tasting which Steven organized, which
pitted the best white wines from Burgundy, and
the best red wines from Bordeaux against
pretenders to the throne from California
in both colors. We invited
the judges because by that time I was
very well known, and I invited the nine
best palates in France. Everyone was very
happy to come and taste California wine
because they’d never tasted it before. And when he put this
tasting together, he expected the French
wine to win. It was not even the guy
who organized it could have conceived of what
would go on to happen. We had ten wines
in each category. I’d have been happy with
a second and a fourth or even a third and a fifth. I would not have been
happy if my California wines had all come
in the bottom five. As it was, I got a first
in both categories. The nine finest
palettes in France voted Californian
wines top and that was a huge scandal,
huge scandal. And of course, he made his name in
America through the Paris tasting because
the French were appalled. I think the thing with the wine industry is
it moves quite slowly. And so, we don’t have
that many of these seismic events that
have taken place. It sort of wiped
the slate clean and created a new
situation for California wine
specifically, but then more generally
wines from Australia, and wines from Argentina and
Chile and other places. And suddenly, the New
World was a thing, and before that, it wasn’t. And we’re still definitely feeling the
effects of that today. It’s now an open game. An unknown wine can
become known by going up against the benchmarks. Warren Winyatski, who’s the owner
Staggsley Wine Cellar, whose Cabernet Sauvignon
beat Mouchon Rastio and El Brion, the following
day, when the news came out, his telephone
rang off the hook. East Coast people who
wanted to buy his wine. And subsequently,
eight years ago, he sold his winery for
$185 million. For the French,
it was the first chip in the wall of
French supremacy. But also, it was
a kick in the pants, because they’d been
resting on their laurels. And five or ten years
afterwards, everyone was saying, Steven that was a
brilliant thing you did, the judgement of Paris. It really woke us up. Well here we are in
the kitchen. When it’s formal we go
into the dining room. Maybe we have dinner
parties once a month. This is the drawing
room with a nice view out to the garden. Here we go upstairs. This is where I do all my
work and on the walls, these are
Francisco Goya’s etchings of
the bull fights. Okay, one of the reasons
we bought this house, personally for me,
is the wine cellar. You’ve got to watch your
head as you go down, the stairs
are very steep. I’ve got about three and half thousand bottles
of wine down here. This is all Bordeaux,
this is all what Mr. Fletcher was Clairot. The oldest bottle
I have is a 1978 Chateau Otre Vie,
San Julian. The rule of thumb
with wine is if you buy a case, because
most wines are sold in cases of 12, you drink the first three bottles
before they’re ready. If you’re lucky,
you’ll drink the next six bottles at their peak,
say, a ten year peak. And then, you might drink
the last three bottles on the decline. Even if it’s
past it’s best, it’s always
got something. Because I buy all
these wines to drink, there’s no investment. I don’t like
paying more than, say, 50 pounds a bottle,
which is already quite a lot from most
people’s point of view. This is an investment
in pleasure. It’s something
that one shares, wine is all
about sharing. I don’t expect people to
understand how wine is made or to know
a great deal about it. The main thing is it’s to
drink, not to talk about, not to lecture about. You lecture about it
to learn about it. But it has to be drunk. And of course, he actually knows more
about wine now than I. I think I’ve forgotten
as much as he’s learned. And of course he
has a vineyard, which is extremely bold. If you want to
lose money, plant a vineyard and
make wine. It’s a long haul and
extremely expensive. Fortunately, he’s
quite well off. So that’s Pride Valet. This is our very
first vintage. It was picked two weeks
after my 70th birthday, and we only made
490 bottles, and we’ve sold it all. I’ve got two left. But anyway,
as English sparkly wine, this is mostly
Chardonnay. In the vineyard with
have 55% chardonnay, 25% Pinot Noir, and
20% Pinot Meunier, those are all the classic
champagne grapes. This is Chardonnay, part of the original
planting in 2009. A very, very good
vineyard, facing west. Up there is
Pinot Menunier, Pinot Noir also 2009. So that bit and this bit
were our first planting. In ’87 I saw there
was a lot of chalk even on the surface. So, I took a little
block of chalk back to Paris where I worked
and showed it to a friend of mine who was
working with me. And I said, where do
you think that’s from? And he said well,
Champagne of course. I said no it’s not,
it’s from Dorset. He said well, you should
plant a vineyard. And so that’s really
where the idea started. Up by the vineyards,
past the sheep, you can see that
line of chalk. And you can see we only
have that much topsoil, and the rest is chalk. This is why we really
like champagne. This is the winery. He does everything, and it’s safe to say that
had not been here, I wouldn’t have planted
the vineyard, because I had no intention of
ever building a winery. Ian, good to see you. Good to see you. Making Steven’s wine. Slightly intimidating
perhaps as well. Yeah, I’m very please to
have the opportunity. Good God.
I was here about a month and half ago and this
was completely cloudy. Gosh. Pretty good. Comparing this to the
first vintage we made, ’11, It’s much bigger,
which is good to a certain point
because it’s more robust. But also, you need to
retain that freshness. And that has a freshness
now, very good. Having been in the wine
trade all my life for me it’s a culmination. I’ve kind of
completed the circle, having begun by being
a wine merchant, selling wine, and a wine
taster, this is an area of wine that I’d never
thought of going into. If I can produce a wine
which my colleagues on the wine
writing side and on the wine retailing
side enjoy and will appreciate and buy,
then I’ve succeeded. Equally important, if I
can produce a wine which I like,
then I’ve succeeded.

100 Comments

Michael McGee

Jun 6, 2015, 10:10 am Reply

3:35 "I love the freshness, and the crunch." Crunch. This wine isn't chewy, it's crunchy. Good work m'lady

Mr.Armenian

Jun 6, 2015, 3:04 pm Reply

I can't tell the difference between a 100 dollar bottle of wine and a 15 dollar bottle. I just don't "get it".

Leila …

Jun 6, 2015, 3:07 am Reply

Something I can day drink to 🙂 
"That's when I had my moustache.." gorgeous haha

Kevin

Jun 6, 2015, 3:22 am Reply

A master somm could out taste him any day.

X Bradford

Jun 6, 2015, 3:49 am Reply

Finally got someone to talk about Al Kee Hol, that actually has a vast amount of knowledge and Is highly regarded in the industry.

Smelly Sanga

Jun 6, 2015, 3:40 am Reply

I feel like wine tasting is just far too objective, its like music, not everyone likes the same music except wine is even more confusing.

pseudo intellectual

Jun 6, 2015, 6:44 am Reply

i was at a wine tasting with him and he tasted some trash wine and just said "nigga, this shit is trash". true story.

Lbolting005

Jun 6, 2015, 9:18 pm Reply

If I ever had this job and tasted a wine I didn't like, instead of spitting it in the metal bucket, I'll spit it in the wine producers face as an insult. That would be fool.

drewin

Jun 6, 2015, 11:46 pm Reply

He's a helluva football coach as well.

leutleut

Jun 6, 2015, 12:42 am Reply

damn wish my parents were rich and i could lose millions of dollars having a "career" in wine. no offense, he seems like a nice guy and id be him if i was in position.

Kevin Sandor

Jun 6, 2015, 4:21 pm Reply

how ever boring. tasting good drink and spitting it out.

Pebbs800

Jun 6, 2015, 3:58 am Reply

Very interesting and great documentary!

Kevin David

Jun 6, 2015, 7:14 pm Reply

Dude sorta looks like Brian Cranston.

SCForAll

Jun 6, 2015, 9:49 pm Reply

This video was fun to watch. Thanks for making it.
Also, thanks to Steven Spurrier for his contribution(s) to the wine industry.

Alex Aguirre

Jun 6, 2015, 8:03 am Reply

Why do they spit it out?

orange moonglows

Jun 6, 2015, 5:24 pm Reply

this was a nice profile. more like this…too many of the chefs are obnoxious.

icedBae

Jun 6, 2015, 5:45 pm Reply

1:40 K this guy is rich.

The Two Wine Women

Jun 6, 2015, 12:33 am Reply

Such a great video.  We so want to meet him and soak up some knowledge from him someday. I wonder how many people owe their love of wine to him, since he did so much for California, and that's where so many of us start.

Ohmboyz Drip City

Jul 7, 2015, 8:47 am Reply

Bottleshock

Zach Visentin

Jul 7, 2015, 11:37 am Reply

Spits out wine, "That is fantastic my dear"

Henrik O

Jul 7, 2015, 5:18 pm Reply

I think we all remember that moment when the butler poured us our first glass of port. Ah..Memories. Sweet memories.

OculusDextrus

Jul 7, 2015, 4:25 am Reply

Amazing video

OAGSW

Jul 7, 2015, 11:02 pm Reply

Brilliant MORE!

m1garandisthebest

Oct 10, 2015, 3:56 am Reply

homies got the right attitude

Method Man

Jan 1, 2016, 3:14 am Reply

A wine maker spends years and sometimes decades to become a master wine maker. The master wine maker sells his art to millions of people some of those people are wine snobs. Wine snobs are like the fggts who go to museums just to smear shit on the canvas. They take art, swirl it in their dirty mouths and then spit it out into a bucket where it will then be discarded.

Dan Clarkson

Jan 1, 2016, 11:32 pm Reply

Why does he spit it out, just swallow it all and get fuzzy AF lol

shweta jha

Apr 4, 2016, 7:43 pm Reply

I was wondering about napa wine limo tours and I must say that you guys are really compel me to visit..excellent work guys

Jaydon Tobler

May 5, 2016, 7:49 pm Reply

Anyone else prefer Sonoma wines rather than Napa? Or just me?

BigT5535

Sep 9, 2016, 10:18 pm Reply

I'm disappointed that this isn't the Old Ball Coach slamming bottles of Yellow Tail.

Stefan Scherf-Marschall

Oct 10, 2016, 9:39 am Reply

Great personality. Funny that he says he doesn't like to spend more than 50pounds on wine and then he shows Ruchottes Chambertin or a Cornas from A. Clape, wines you cannot buy for a bargain en primeur…

bbcode

Nov 11, 2016, 9:52 am Reply

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Paul Agne

Nov 11, 2016, 1:27 am Reply

Just finished watching this video. Absolutely great story. Can't say that I am a big fan of many of the California wines, sorry California,  but it is what it is, there are a few good ones, but taste is a subjective thing, and I am originally from California. I still however prefer a good French Bordeaux over anything else. we all have our own preferences……… when it comes to anything, wine is no different, in fact, we could all learn a thing or two from people who take things that serious, doesn't matter if they are rich or poor, had a butler pour them their 1st glass of tawny Port,  or if they came up in the "hood" and made themselves, the main thing is that they worked until they got there. There is no substitute for decades of accumulated knowledge. This guy is one of the true masters. enough said. Now, to all of the idiots who posted that they were expecting to see the Football Coach, learn how to read, the title and info should have been a dead giveaway that you were in the wrong place. This proves my point, take the time to learn about something, whether it's wine, music, cigars, food, whatever, before you open your mouth…….. Don't forget to spit afterwards.

Desert WIne Guy

Nov 11, 2016, 9:20 pm Reply

Very interesting video , I really enjoyed it.

Slim Pickens

Feb 2, 2017, 11:02 pm Reply

34 people are French

Robert B321

Feb 2, 2017, 12:56 am Reply

I would love to talk with him and enjoy a glass of wine… or two.

PornShoulders

Feb 2, 2017, 11:20 pm Reply

Good thing the ol ball coach found something to do after his coaching career. The story is that he would regularly have wine tastings at practices in South Carolina and if his players couldn't correctly identify a chardonnay from France they'd have to sit out the next game. That's why the South Carolina football teams mascot is the sommeliers.

The Winemaker

Apr 4, 2017, 2:56 am Reply

Good to know, thanks

Lukas

Jun 6, 2017, 8:38 am Reply

I just wonder what has happened to his School of Wine?

European Bourgeois

Aug 8, 2017, 7:29 pm Reply

I fucking love this guy. A true Englishman that went to France to give them a good beating on their own soil.

Av'it.

Chase Meyermann

Sep 9, 2017, 4:39 am Reply

My fat alcoholic ass cringes every time they spit it out

Truth Vigilante

Nov 11, 2017, 4:00 pm Reply

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Peter Fritz Walter

Feb 2, 2018, 2:31 pm Reply

Thank you so much for this video that teaches me a lot for I am also a wine lover since I was an adolescent and had hardly any money to buy wine and cigars, my other love.

Gary White

Feb 2, 2018, 6:57 pm Reply

I hate when they spit it out, I know it's to keep from getting drunk and wasted during tasting but what a waste of good wine lol.

Uryendel

Feb 2, 2018, 1:08 am Reply

Never heard of napa valley, you need to understand that nobody give a shit about your shitty wine 'murica.

Jonathan Stewart

Feb 2, 2018, 5:32 am Reply

The great Alan Rickman portrayed him so well in Bottle Shock.

Parallel_44

May 5, 2018, 10:42 pm Reply

What an honor it would be to have Mr. Spurrier write about our wine from Wisconsin, United States! If you like food and wine pairing, check out our video about local wine and desserts right here from our corner of the world, Green Bay. Cheers!
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youtube.com/watch?v=XRZtLD7Cb4c

JB 6000

May 5, 2018, 2:43 am Reply

There are some good and bad things about the wine culture – It is true that Britain and Canada/US had a beer although a very underdeveloped wine culture, with wine falling even under spirits in popularity, yet these countries are filling that gap a bit now to be more balanced. To say that these countries did not ever have a wine culture is somewhat wrong – Canada sells lots of wines in stores, imported and locally grown and the US produce them in the Southern States. In Britain, port and sherry and chardonnay were sometimes drank although wine was seldom regularly consumed

On the other hand wine bars create an environment that is different from a pub and one may expect snobbery. The annoyance of wine drinkers was that a few years ago they used to act like beer drinkers were inferior and lower caliber. Now many people I know even in the UK drink both. With the increase in beer type variety this contention between the drinks may be diminishing somewhat.

One of the reasons for wines increasing popularity in America is that lots of the beer, (though not ALL of it don't get me wrong) but a fair proportion of it is fucking garbage quality. This lead to the decrease in beer sales and the increase in wine. A lot of people with ordinary decent taste increasingly see beer as a drink which is full of sugar and starch, and other drinks or cocktails including wine with more classic character or interest. The beer industry is keeping up though by launching better beers with more elegant hoppy taste profiles not filled with cornstarch like commercial 6 pack beer is. And much of it is now offered at low prices and they can range from mildly to very hoppy and light to dark depending on what mood youre in

The Geordie Wine Guide

May 5, 2018, 10:08 am Reply

I'm always star struck when I see Steven at tastings! He changed the wine world for the better. He allowed Californian wines to share the same space with the great classic french wines.

Jay Murthy

May 5, 2018, 7:31 pm Reply

I had the butler pour me a glass of port. LOL. I'd laugh my ass off if that wasnt his real accent n he sounded like he was from Long Island or some shit.

WeaponBob

Jun 6, 2018, 11:25 pm Reply

13:03 hmmm…

Nick Da Doc

Jun 6, 2018, 7:41 am Reply

What a dick

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Jul 7, 2018, 5:20 pm Reply

I wonder how many of JOHNNY DEPP'S $30000 monthly spent on so called CONNOSSIEUR WINE, was also a con, provided by his own trusted employees, where fake wine labels were placed in place of cheap wine, as once he's an alcoholic, all you need is to give him his 1st glass wine of some sort of 'good wine' than just replace the rest with cheap supermarket label wine, hence the employee doing this was earning approximately $25000 monthly profit from getting johnny depp drunk everyday!

M Ouija

Jul 7, 2018, 8:02 am Reply

My grandfather also had the butler pour me my first glass of wine, which was also a 1908 port. It was jolly good don't you know my boy?

Steve Saam

Aug 8, 2018, 10:37 am Reply

I aspire to the level of this man's greatness

Angela Jones

Aug 8, 2018, 5:17 pm Reply

Beautiful! Thank you for this video!

Nasser Simon Kazeminy

Aug 8, 2018, 8:30 am Reply

He has a picture of himself on the wall tasting wine. And the butler comment, what a douche.

Tiges The Winemaker

Dec 12, 2018, 7:14 pm Reply

Really looking forward to checking out some English Sparkling wines

WD 40

Dec 12, 2018, 5:31 pm Reply

Doesnt like to spend more than £50 a bottle, holds up £200 bottle of vinedo Chadwick…???

Ursus Mega

Jan 1, 2019, 8:26 am Reply

White people get a lot of shit these days but sometimes it takes a posh, white guy with money to preserve history & forge the future for all of us. Sometimes privilege falls in the right hands.

O G Moustache Male facial companion

Feb 2, 2019, 5:03 pm Reply

It's like watching a room full of severely autistic people walking round looking at a chronograph.

firas saado

Feb 2, 2019, 11:09 pm Reply

its a great video about wine!!
hope to have more of them to watch.

PlaneSpotter54

Feb 2, 2019, 8:37 am Reply

Bullshit 😂😂😂

McFLY B. Roadz

Feb 2, 2019, 6:40 am Reply

Humans 🙄

Yes, I expect you to read all of it.

Feb 2, 2019, 11:21 pm Reply

"But it has to be drunk!" Why thank you….. over zealous British man……😂 I love British aristocrats they always say obvious things with such conviction they have me convinced I couldn't have figured it out without their expertise.

Gabriel Salcedo

Mar 3, 2019, 8:29 am Reply

Isn’t this from Netflix?

Gregory Schell

Mar 3, 2019, 5:28 pm Reply

a wonderful history! enjoyed this video immensely (over a glass of wine, of course)

Tim Angel

Mar 3, 2019, 6:30 pm Reply

Drinks a sip, immediately spits out; “I love the crunch”… 🤣

Grill Wasabi Sushi Channel

Mar 3, 2019, 5:35 am Reply

I work in one of the world's largest wine industry and some wine are being labeled differently but comes from the same tank yet sold at different prices. 😉 I used to work for a soy milk company also and we used to make soy milk for Starbucks and other big name brands all labels are different yet exactly the same lol.

Cough It Up

Mar 3, 2019, 5:44 pm Reply

He used the word crunch to describe a liquid. If that's not some bullshit pretense, I don't know what is.

Timothy Moore

Apr 4, 2019, 4:04 pm Reply

wonder what he thinks of "sour grapes?"

tomahawk bro

Apr 4, 2019, 4:21 am Reply

Pretentious wankers

Neil Deep

Apr 4, 2019, 6:27 am Reply

ALAN RICKMAN (PROF SNAPE) in #BottleShock

Filip Palfi

Apr 4, 2019, 3:31 am Reply

haha I love it, If you want to losse money, plant vineyard and make wine 😀 😀

John K Lindgren

Apr 4, 2019, 4:15 pm Reply

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John K Lindgren

Apr 4, 2019, 4:20 pm Reply

2:49 This old dude. How about his dentures? I think he need s Sinus Lift! Bangkok Johnnie CarSanook Media Thailand

John K Lindgren

Apr 4, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

4:07 The Spurrier dude also needs some dental work!

Andrew Melzer

Apr 4, 2019, 12:06 pm Reply

drinks liquid
"I like the crunch"

Chris Contact

Apr 4, 2019, 5:45 pm Reply

I came here because of the youtube channel Today I Found Out just covered this in the episiod The Wine Lover Meltdown.

no0n

Apr 4, 2019, 10:25 am Reply

Pretentious cunts.

Hai Nguyen

Apr 4, 2019, 12:56 am Reply

he uses a dell laptop, not a macbook which make me happy

Shiggy Martin

Apr 4, 2019, 2:19 am Reply

I care nothing for the privileged lives of men who had butlers.

Silvan Dumitru Let

Apr 4, 2019, 1:48 pm Reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcH42EBC6GI

LB

May 5, 2019, 8:35 am Reply

All full of round up and other pesticides

Max L

May 5, 2019, 2:41 pm Reply

Haha how the guy re-writes history about his intention behind the Paris testing.

Jagdeep singh

Jun 6, 2019, 2:20 pm Reply

3:36 how the hell do you get crunch from wine? I would spit that shit out immediately LOL XD.

MrCowabungaDude

Jun 6, 2019, 12:59 am Reply

I can't drink wine. It gives me dizzy-spells just smelling it. I do eat fruit tho.

Neil Deep

Jun 6, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

RIP ALAN RICKMAN

The ArteSana

Jun 6, 2019, 11:24 am Reply

Wine is to share? I’m sorry sir my wine is mine! 😚🍷

Squire Muldoon

Jul 7, 2019, 5:33 am Reply

Every country makes good and bad wine, there are a LOT of politics in the "fine" wine industry as with any other consumer industry. The fact that it takes one person's opinion to "change wine forever" should be a red flag.

b0ss Beer Reviews

Jul 7, 2019, 6:49 pm Reply

Fun Fact; there isn’t a single dentist in all of a Britain

Booxwee

Jul 7, 2019, 10:18 pm Reply

Although im only 18, my story is quite similar to his, my grandfather who was a wine collector introduced me to wine. He bought a case of year 2000 wine which I later was given. I dont see myself becoming a wine writer, but its really interesting!

Edward Breault

Jul 7, 2019, 9:27 pm Reply

Pretentious motherfuckers. Its wine, it's good, drink up and laugh

Roundfrenchcheesey

Jul 7, 2019, 4:45 am Reply

His wine maker's face when he says pretty good is nonchalant, I'd be like f**k yeah!

Mihovil BeckV

Jul 7, 2019, 9:35 am Reply

Wine is the fucking worst you smell it and you're likie "oh this is nice and fruity" and when you drink it it just tastes of alcohol and sadness

Steve Ottenad

Jul 7, 2019, 5:19 am Reply

Not that steve spurrier

Bob Brown

Jul 7, 2019, 10:25 pm Reply

Thank you, Steven, for all you are and all you do for truth, beauty, and goodness. First bought a cork-finished wine in 1973 and have been entranced with this lovely beverage ever since.

Joe Anderson

Jul 7, 2019, 6:30 am Reply

the old ball coach?

guitar911rock

Aug 8, 2019, 4:51 pm Reply

1908 Cobins port doesn't exist? did he mispeak

guitar911rock

Aug 8, 2019, 5:26 pm Reply

doesnt like paying over 50 per bottle….. few wines he showes….1998 chateau pape clement is a 150$ bottle, 1978 chateau otro vie san julian $200+

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Aug 8, 2019, 5:49 pm Reply

He didnt change anything wine is wine dumbass and will always be that just wine. Nothing has changed in centuries except the way it gets sold. Stupid youtubers are cancer to every industry

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