Saturday the 15th of July 2017, Richard Sagala had the pleasure of meeting Steven Spurrier the Honorary President of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). École in Vino Veritas, our wine business school, is an accredited training center and approved program provider for the WSET.
A word of presentation about Steven Spurrier: Named by Decanter magazine Man of the Year 2017, Mr. Spurrier is an historic figure in the wine world for having organized a memorable tasting in 1976 pitting French wines against Californian ones. Initially thought of as a friendly competition (more of a friendship gesture between the USA and France for commemorating the bicentennial of the American Revolution) suffice to say that this tasting had unexpected and unintended outcomes and… the French were not amused (to say the least).
Mr. Spurrier has been involved in many projects and has a long career as an educator and communicator for having founded « l’Académie du Vin » in Paris in 1973.
Mr Spurrier will be WSET Honorary President until the year 2020.
École in Vino Veritas extends a warm welcome to Steven Spurrier.