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Happy birthday, Steven Spurrier
5 Oct 2011 by Jancis Robinson
Today my fellow English wine writer Steven Spurrier turns 70. This is quite surprising in view of how youthful he looks. I would normally use this anniversary as an excuse to write a profile of him, but I have already written one, Steven Spurrier - champion of French wines ,to coincide with the 2006 re-run of the Judgment of Paris, the infamous blind tasting he organised in 1976 comparing top French wines with their counterparts from California. You can read a guide to our detailed coverage of that second tasting here . The film Bottle Shock was (extremely loosely) based on the story of this tasting, with Alan Rickman...

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