10 Great Wine Families – a book by Fiona Morrison MW


10 Great Wine Families is a captivating book which as per the publisher, provides an up-close and personal insight into 10 of Europe’s most celebrated winemaking families that chronicles their triumphs, trials and tribulations through successive generations. Not just any wine families: the likes of Frescobaldi, Gaja, Torres, Perrin, Niepoort, Liger-Belair, Müller, Knoll, Palacios and Thienpont (Fiona’s own family), known and revered across the world.


Fiona Morrison MW is a wine writer and consultant with over 30 years of international experience. Born in America, she was raised and educated in France and Britain before starting off her career first as a journalist and then in the fine wine business. She now also sits on the board of directors of the Institute of Masters of Wine in London.

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While researching for this book, Fiona Morrison was welcomed into the homes of each the wine families and was able to have a first hand experience about the essence of their wine making style and tradition, which she was able to elucidate her book quite vividly making it a captivating read.


‘If you ever wonder what it’s like to grow up a Perrin in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a Liger-Belair at La Romanée or a Gaja in Barbaresco, this book will take you there.’
Josh Green, Wine & Spirits

‘Fiona Morrison Thienpont has written a book from a viewpoint no other writer, as far as I know, has ever possessed: a seat at the heart of the action.’
Hugh Johnson

‘In many ways, this is a most fascinating psychology of family relationships and success, seen through the prism of wine.’
Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com


The book has been published by the Académie du Vin Library which was founded by Steven Spurrier and friends and is dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing. It is a boutique publishing house which values quality over quantity.

They choose the books diligently, for their readability with a belief that the author has something important to say about the world of fine wine that will enhance the drinking pleasure. of the reader.

Where to buy

You can buy this book at https://academieduvinlibrary.com/ref/560 and use the code WINEGLITZ for a discount. Happy reading and Cheers !!

Published by mukulmanku

Wines, Real Estate and Art are three things which I’m passionate about. A Masters degree in Real Estate Management and a WSET Level 3 in wines help me in this journey.

5 thoughts on “10 Great Wine Families – a book by Fiona Morrison MW

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