Ep. 1994 Hermione Ireland featuring Académie du Vin Library | IWP Book Club With Richard Hough

Welcome Book Club and Episode 1994 of the Italian Wine Podcast with Richard Hough. Today Richard is in conversation with the publisher Hermione Ireland, Managing Director of Académie du Vin Library.

On the bookshelf:

The books discussed in today’s show include:

  • Amarone and the fine wines of Verona by Michael Garner
  • Judgment of Paris by George M. Taber
  • A Life in Wine by Steven Spurrier
  • 10 Great Wine Families by Fiona Morrison
  • Sherry: Maligned, Misunderstood, Magnificent! by Ben Howkins
  • In Vino Veritas by Susan Keevil (Ed)
  • Wine Tasting by Michael Broadbent
  • From Bordeaux to the Stars by Jean-Michel Cazes
  • Drinking with Valkyries by Andrew Jefford
  • The Long-Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
  • Odette by Jerrard Tickell
  • Behind the Glass by Gus Zhu
  • Wine Confident by Kelli A White

 

More about today’s guest

Hermione Ireland is the Managing Director of Académie du Vin Library, the world’s leading dedicated wine book publisher which now includes the Classic Wine Library list. Hermione is a very experienced marketing, PR and sales professional and has worked in the UK consumer publishing industry for 30 years. Before joining AdVL she held senior roles at Penguin, Hachette and Harper Collins. Hermione is passionate about reaching niche audiences, often with small budgets, but has also worked with large brands and budgets during her career including JK Rowling, Disneyand Lego, to name a few. She chairs the UK Board of Trustees for Worldreader, a digital literacy charity. Hermione attended Stanford’s GSB Summer Executive Program in 2013 where she studied with senior executives from a wide range of industries and from many other countries. She also holds WSET Level 3 with Distinction and loves being part of the wine industry, particularly focusing on wine communications. 

Académie du Vin Library publishes several kinds of wine books, having acquired the world-renowned Classic Wine Library recently. Our newly commissioned titles aim to bring you the best of modern wine writing. Anthologies, memoirs and literary explorations provide the colour, the background and the essential understanding on which any true enjoyment of fine wine depends. The 'Wines of' series are the most trusted guides to all of the key wine regions, written by world-class experts. Our books really are wine writing at its finest.

 

Connect:

Website: https://academieduvinlibrary.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/academieduvinlibrary/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/academieduvinlibrary/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/academie_du 

More about the host Richard Hough:

Richard Hough is the editor, translator and project curator behind Wine Democracy and Vine and Prejudice. He has also published several books about life in Verona, chronicling the city’s history, culture and daily life, not forgetting, of course, its wine! With a long-standing passion for whisky and beer, he’s a relative newcomer to the world of wine and is now desperately trying to make up for lost time! He is the host of Book Club on the Italian Wine Podcast.

 

Connect:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/rick_hough

Instagram: www.instagram.com/ricksnotesfromverona 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickhough/

Coming soon:

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