Bella Spurrier, the late wife of wine industry legend Steven Spurrier, received The Oeno Golden Vines Honorary Award in honour of Steven Spurrier’s extraordinary achievements at an intimate event hosted by Liquid Icons and The Macallan at The Macallan Golden Vines Dinner.
The dinner took place at The Manor House in The Rosewood Hotel London on 6th July. Jane MacQuitty, Spurrier’s friend and The Times Wine Critic, presented the Golden Vines Trophy to Bella Spurrier, following a 3-minute video dedication on Steven’s life made by Angela Duerr of Napa-based Cultured Vine made especially for the dinner: https://liquidicons.com/stevenspurriertribute.
Jane MacQuitty praised Steven Spurrier’s achievements and legacy, stating: “Quite simply, Steven was one of the greatest wine men of his generation, just as his mentor and friend, Michael Broadbent, was before him. I am delighted to be able to give The Oeno Golden Vines Honorary Award to Steven’s widow, Bella Spurrier, without whom Steven’s many, many accomplishments would never have happened.”
Bella Spurrier commented: “I am delighted to accept The Oeno Golden Vines Honorary Award on behalf of my late husband, whose contribution to the world of fine wine, both through the Judgment of Paris tastings and his long, successful career, has touched so many who share his thirst for learning and love for this most treasured of god’s creations. Steven would have been very proud to receive this Award and of the work that the Gerard Basset Foundation is doing to promote diversity and inclusion in the wine world which is currently sorely lacking.”