Steven Spurrier | Influential British wine writer, merchant and grower. See Judgment of Paris.

British wine importer and merchant Roy Richards once told me the following: “1974, and I was in Paris, teaching and playing rugby. In my spare time I investigated wine shops, one of which was the highly reputed Caves de la Madeleine. On an occasion early on, I was wearing a cream suit I had made for me by my tailor in Liverpool – I must have been on my way to a lunch or something. Stephen, who was serving in the shop, asked me who my tailor was and had the suit been made in England? I replied yes, but how did he know? The answer was that French tailors do not put four buttons on the cuffs of their jackets. Stephen also taught me a lot about wine.”