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Wine Writing At Its Finest

“The books that taught me about wine were about places and people. It’s the history and stories about a wine that bring it to life and make it worth talking about.”

– Steven Spurrier

Our Académie du Vin Library collection is specially curated for those who cherish the rich narratives of wine.

Discover the Essence of Wine with the Great Books of Académie du Vin

Embark on a journey of vinous enlightenment with the esteemed collection from Académie du Vin. Our library is a treasure trove of knowledge, offering an array of books that delve into the intricate world of wines. From the historic vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux to the sparkling allure of Champagne, each book is a testament to the art, science, and romance of winemaking. Authored by renowned experts, these volumes are not just books but passports to the world’s most celebrated wine regions, inviting you to explore the stories, traditions, and flavors that make each bottle unique. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a curious novice, the Great Books of Académie du Vin are your guide to understanding and appreciating the timeless allure of fine wine.


Exploring the Rich History and Impact of the Académie du Vin Library

The Académie du Vin Library stands as a beacon of knowledge and culture in the world of wine. Founded with a vision to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of wine, its history, production, and enjoyment, the library has evolved into an invaluable resource for oenophiles, sommeliers, and wine enthusiasts globally.

The Genesis and Evolution of the Académie du Vin Library

The journey of the Académie du Vin Library began as a dream to create a singular repository for the world’s wine knowledge. The foundation of the library was laid with the acquisition of rare books, manuscripts, and publications, some dating back several centuries. These historical texts provide an unparalleled glimpse into the evolution of viticulture and wine production through the ages.

As the library expanded, it began to include contemporary works, research papers, and publications from leading wine experts. The library’s growth mirrored the evolving complexities of the wine industry, ensuring that it remained at the forefront of wine education and appreciation.

A Treasure Trove of Wine Literature

The Académie du Vin Library boasts an extensive collection of wine literature, encompassing everything from the technical aspects of winemaking to the art of wine tasting. The library’s holdings are not just limited to books and journals but also include multimedia resources, providing a holistic and immersive learning experience.

The Role of the Library in Wine Education

Education is at the heart of the Académie du Vin Library. The library serves as an educational hub for aspiring sommeliers, wine producers, and enthusiasts. Through workshops, seminars, and tasting sessions, the library imparts knowledge that is both theoretical and practical, shaping the future of the wine industry.

Impact on the Global Wine Community

The influence of the Académie du Vin Library extends far beyond its physical walls. Through its comprehensive collection and educational initiatives, the library has played a pivotal role in shaping the global discourse on wine. It has fostered a community of informed and passionate wine lovers, contributing to the appreciation and enjoyment of wine worldwide.

Embracing Technology and Innovation

In an age where digital access is paramount, the Académie du Vin Library has embraced technology to reach a wider audience. The digitization of its resources and the creation of online platforms have made the library’s wealth of knowledge accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The Future of the Académie du Vin Library

As the world of wine continues to evolve, so does the Académie du Vin Library. With a commitment to staying abreast of the latest trends and developments in the wine industry, the library is poised to remain a leading authority and resource for generations to come.


The Académie du Vin Library is more than just a collection of books and resources; it is a living, breathing entity that continues to grow and adapt. Its contribution to the world of wine is immeasurable, and its impact will be felt for many years to come.

Explore wine books that resonate with your wine journey:

  • “On Burgundy”: Dive into the heart of Burgundy’s vineyards.
  • “Academie du Vin Library – Marchesi Antinori”: Unveil the legacy of the Antinori family.
  • “Academie du Vin Library – Klein Constantia”: Discover the hidden gems of South Africa’s wine heritage.
  • “Academie du Vin Library – Georgia”: Journey through the ancient wine culture of Georgia.
  • “Ethos Priorat”: Experience the rugged beauty of Priorat’s wines.
  • “From Bordeaux to the Stars”: A tale of Bordeaux’s ascent in the wine world.
  • “Wines of the French Alps”: Explore the Alpine slopes and their unique wines.
  • “Jura Wine”: Delve into the distinct wines of the Jura region.
  • “The Bordeaux Club”: Join the ranks of Bordeaux’s elite wine circle.
  • “On Champagne”: Celebrate the effervescent world of Champagne.
  • “Drinking with the Valkyries”: Embark on a Nordic wine adventure.
  • “The South America Wine Guide”: Traverse the diverse wine regions of South America.
  • “The Life and Wines of Hugh Johnson”: Follow the journey of a wine legend.
  • “Oz Clarke On Wine”: Gain insights from a renowned wine critic.
  • “On California”: Discover the golden vineyards of California.
  • “A Viking in the Vineyard”: Explore the bold world of Viking winemaking.
  • “Wine Tasting”: Refine your palate with expert guidance.
  • “10 Great Wine Families”: Meet the dynasties shaping the wine world.
  • “Chateau Musar”: Experience the storied winery of Lebanon.

Each book in our collection is a gateway to the enchanting world of wine, offering a blend of history, culture, and expert knowledge. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, these books will deepen your understanding and appreciation of wine. Indulge in our collection and elevate your wine experience! Find the full selection here.


Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427


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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)


1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203


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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)


1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203


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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)


1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606


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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559